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Patty Buettner

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PATRICIA RICE BUETTNER OBITUARY Patricia “Patty” Rice Buettner, 66, was called home on November 27, 2021. She endured a long courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer.  With her science background she immersed herself in the medical literature to identify the best treatments for her type of cancer. After one treatment quit working, she never gave up hope that there was another one that would allow her to continue living a good...  see more
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  • Tom Kisanuki
    • Tom Kisanuki
      Tom Kisanuki August 1985 Mokelumne Wilderness. Although I met Patty earlier, this is the first photo I took of Mark and Patty together. Thank you Patty and Mark for so many happy memories that were to follow. I will always treasure our times together.
      • June 7, 2022
  • Laura Mohun
    I met Patty in 1990 when she injured her knee. I was her physical therapist and helped her return to her love of hiking and skiing. We struck up a friendship during that short time and even though I never got to see Mark and Patty again in person once...  more
  • Nancy N.
    Patty and I met in 2011 when I began work at the Modoc National Forest. She was one of the first folks on the District to make me feel welcome and it didn’t take long for us to become friends. I respected her knowledge of wildlife and appreciated her...  more
  • Larry Frazier
    Patty and I were co-workers while we with the Bureau of Land Management in Klamath Falls, Oregon (from 1997 to 2004) . There were many times that we would travel together to meetings or to the woods to work and during those times I got to know Patty...  more
  • Cynthia Juntunen
    Patty and I became friends her junior year of high school in Morgan Hill. Her father was a teacher there and my father was the principal at the time. I don't remember any conversation about this but looking back it seems it must have been one of the...  more
  • Carol Clark
    One of my favorite memories is when we went to visit Mark and Patty at their beautiful home in Klammath Falls. We also met Sienna! They showed us an amazing time. ♥️♥️♥️
  • Eliza L
    Aunt Patty you were such an inspiration to me! You were always so down to earth, selfless and dedicated to taking care of our planet and animals; we should all strive to be more like you! -Lizzy ❤️
  • Charlene Lind
    Beautiful Birdie

    When I met Patty for the first time, there was no doubt in my mind that the entire Buettner clan had gotten very lucky to add Patty to the family. (Of course It goes without saying that Mark was the luckiest of all!) Patty was...  more
  • Mark Buettner
    You might not know that Patty was secretly involved in an illicit activity as a drug dealer! Well, that is a little bit of an exaggeration. But she did supply drugs to a group of junkies who needed a daily fix for this drug. The drug of...  more
  • Mark Buettner
    Patty monitored Bald Eagles while working for the Winema National Forest as a Wildlife Biologist. This was one of the most enjoyable projects she had during her 30 year career. She explains her work at the 5:23 minute location in the video
    Created for the Bald Eagle Convention in Klamath Falls Oregon. Grant project for the Winema National Forest Service and the Bald Eagle Foundation. This DOCUMENTARY follows the plight of the Bald Eagle in the Klamath Basin in Oregon. This regin, in Orego...
  • Anne Halford
  • Mark Buettner
    As the father of the bride, it is indeed a pleasure to offer a toast to the bride, a woman of many talents:
    As a photographer, her favorite song is “Someday my prints will...  more
  • Mark Buettner
    Patty and Sage 2021
  • Mark Buettner
    Patty grew up with furry pets around all the time. Her mother loved to have a family dog and cat. Some were adopted as strays that showed up at the Rice home and most of the others were rescues from the local animal shelter. There was...  more
  • Mark Buettner
    Video of Sienna opening her Christmas present with Mark helping and Patty on running the camera.
  • Kathy Larson
  • Patty Barsalou
    • Patty Barsalou
      Patty Barsalou We are so sad we will be out of town to celebrate Patty's amazing life.
      • March 27, 2022
  • Sheila Schweizer
  • George  Hawkins
  • Mark Buettner
  • Mark Buettner
  • Mark Buettner
    1. Patty sewed most of her clothes in High School
    2. Patty and Mark overlapped one year at HSU but did not know each other
    3. Patty was a Fisheries Major in College like Mark not Wildlife
    4. Patty traveled throughout New...  more
  • Mark Buettner