PULLMAN, Wash. – Stanley Eugene Buckley, who worked at WSU Pullman from September 1977-May 1990 as a physical plant truck driver, died Dec. 10, 2017 at Pullman Regional Hospital.
He was born in Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 11, 1926, to Isaac Allen Buckley and Julia (Johnson) Buckley.
Stan graduated from Pullman High School (now known as the Gladish Center) in 1944. He was drafted sworn in April 12, 1945, to the Army. After completing boot camp he boarded a troop ship to Yokohama, Japan, where he worked as a medical technician and climbed Mt Fuji.
After returning home from the army married Guynethia (Brown) Buckley on Jan. 6, 1951.
Stan and Guynethia raised three children together Barney Buckley (1953), wife Gerianne (Shea) Buckley; Phyllis (Buckley) Zevenbergen (1963), husband Todd Zevenbergen; and Rhonda (Buckley) Wallace (1965), husband Jim Wallace.
Stan worked for the U.S. Postal Service before working for Washington State University until 1990, when he and Guynethia both retired.
Retirement included many trips including one to Europe. Stan and Guy were rarely at home, but were busy helping with the voter booth, helping as timers at high school and college track meets, church functions, Grange and committee events or fundraisers.
The time they loved most was visiting grandchildren; Shannon Buckley (1987), Laura (Buckley)Lautenslager (1989), Kayla (Gropp) Besser (1989), David Buckley (1991), Jayme Wallace (1993), Errin Gropp (1993), Lindsey Wallace (1994), Jesse Wallace (1996), Montana Zevenbergen. Great grandchildren: Samantha Lautenslager (2011), Tucker Besser (2012), Wyatt Besser (2016).
Stan was a 7th degree member of Ewarstville Grange where he was elected into almost every office possible to hold: master, secretary, lecturer, overseer to name just a few. He also was very active in the Colfax fair board, he was an active member since 1980. In 2007 Stan and Guy were selected into the “Hall of Fame.” In 1998 Stan helped organize the Fair Foundation which is a group that was created to make improvements to the fairgrounds. He helped organize the fair foundation dinner and silent and live auction every year at this time.
In his free time Stan did extensive work and research to create his family genealogy book. Stan mailed a copy to all family members interested.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge for 10-15 years in the 60’s and 70’s; he joined Oddfellows in the 1950s and is still a noncontributing member; fair board member since the 1980’s; Grange member since 1951, Simpson United Methodist church member for 61 years. He was honored for donating 10,000 gallons of blood by the American Association of Blood Banks.