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Alma Belle

December 18, 1921 – November 13, 2018

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Obituary for Alma Belle Buzard

Alma Belle Buzard (nee: Plott), aka “Granny Buzard” died peacefully in Tucson, AZ on November 13, 2018. Born in Canton, Ohio on December 18, 1921 she said she had NO regrets-the last was taken care of with her first motorcycle ride on the back of a Harley on her 95th birthday. She was biological mother to three, raising them mostly on her own as a young divorcee, and then a second go-around as a career Navy wife. She raised other people’s kids as a Professional Day Care Mom, well past retirement age. She loved kids and they loved her. Known as “Granny” to many, “Mom” to their mothers. She never looked her age, and during her long life wore many hats: Rosie the Riveter, Working Mom, PTA Mom, Girl Scout Mom, Lutheran Church Women Leader, Church Council Member, Supportive Military Wife. She loved watching the birds, looking at the mountains, making pictures out of the clouds, shooting her .22, playing card games, doing find-a-words, flower gardening, playing with cats, dogs, and kids, and holding babies. She was very friendly and protective of those not able to care for themselves- the small, weak, sick, lonely, or less fortunate. She had a sparkle in her crystal blue eyes and a wit and smile that endeared her to all who knew her. She will be missed by many, including her 3 children and their spouses, 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren, and Honey the cat. Interment will be in Miramar National Cemetery December 14, 2018 at 2pm with her husband of 44 years, George, who preceded her in death October 1, 2008. Celebration of Life to be held at Mt Zion Lutheran Church in Tucson, AZ December 22, 2018 at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, donate to the child or pet charity of your choice, or the Alzheimer’s Association. Many Thanks to Sherwood Village Memory Care, Casa De Luz Hospice, and Adair Funeral Home for their care of our beloved matriarch.

Service Information

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 3:00pm
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church
4520 W. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ

Interment Information

Miramar National Cemetery
5795 Nobel Dr
San Diego, CA 92122
Interment Extra Info
Alma will be interred with her late husband, US Navy retiree George Buzard.
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