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Rose Buettner
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Rose Marie Miller Buettner, 90, of Escalon died of congestive heart failure.

Born April 29, 1920 in Portland, Maine, she grew up in Stockton and then lived in rural Escalon her entire life.

As a young woman, she graduated from Business College and worked for 11 years as secretary to the president of Union Safe Deposit Bank. She met her husband, Merlin Miller while working at the bank. They married in 1950, and she elected to devote her time to her family, helping her husband on the ranch. She took great pride in the Miller Ranch, creating the Miller Ranch logo and keeping the books. Merlin died in 1976.

She married Warren "Bones" Buettner in 1980. The two cherished friends and family and enjoyed travel, appreciated the outdoors, RVing and fishing, spending summers in Livingston, Montana each year. She became a widow again in 1994, and since then has lived in the same home she designed and resided in since 1954.

Mrs. Buettner belonged to many different social clubs and groups, such as the Monday Night Football Group, Ladies Luncheon Club (LLC), Atlanta Women and the BG's to name a few. She enjoyed attending CrossPoint Community Church with her family, friends and most recently her caregiver Kathy Quigley.

Survivors include her children Robert Leslie Miller, Sr. (Victoria), of Ripon, Judy Warmerdam (John) of Modesto, Terry Buettner (Loretta) of Hendersonville, North Carolina, Ed Buettner (Deborah) of Corvallis, Oregon, Tena Chinn of Sparks, Nevada; sisters May Lager of Las Vegas, Josephine Castleton of Merced and brother George Morris of Downey; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

There will be a private graveside, with the celebration of life planned for Monday, Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. at CrossPoint Community Church in downtown Modesto.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ripon Fire Department or the Atlanta Cemetery, 14251 Lone Tree Road, Escalon, CA 95320.

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