Marilyn R. (Shand) Buffum, 79, a long-time resident of Keene and formerly of Garden Grove, California died on Sunday, August 30, 2020. She passed peacefully in her home with her family.
Marilyn was born the daughter of the late Helen (Reil) and Eric Shand on April 12, 1941, in Charlestown, NH. She was educated locally and graduated from Charlestown High School class of 1959.
On January 1, 1961, she exchanged vows with Robert (Buff) D. Buffum. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. The Buffum’s have been married for fifty-nine years.
She worked as a Demonstrator for Stampin’ Up based out of her home in Keene for over twenty years. Prior, she had worked at Typemaster Company in Westmoreland as an office manager for four years and also The Apothecary.
She enjoyed many things in life such as sewing, creating crafts and cards, and was a stellar Stampin’ Up demonstrator. She often took scenic car rides with the love of her life, loved her Arthritis Club swim lessons at the YMCA, lunches at Applebee’s, and was “comic relief” with all her family and friends. Her most favorite passion was spending time caring and loving her long time Shih Tzu Miss Maggie.
Mrs. Buffum is survived by her devoted husband, Robert (Buff) Buffum of Keene. Her loving daughters; Cindy S. Puza and her husband, John of North Swanzey, Lauri L. Buffum of Keene, and Wendy L. Abbott and her husband, Kenneth of Swanzey. Her twin brother Stephen Shand and his wife, Annmarie of Menifee, CA., and sister Doreen Beers and her husband, A.J. of Eloy, AZ. Five grandchildren; Caitlin Campbell, Chelsey Campbell, Christopher Abbott, and wife Kelli-Ann, Nathan Campbell, and Brian Abbott. Two great-grandchildren; Callen Abbott and Grayson Abbott. In addition, she is survived by; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
In keeping with Marilyn’s wishes, there were no calling hours. A private burial was held this morning in the family lot at Monadnock View Cemetery in Keene. All services were under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com
A Celebration of Life for Marilyn will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2020, from 1 to 4 pm at the American Legion on Court Street, Keene, NH. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made on her behalf to the children’s swim program at the
Keene Family YMCA
200 Summit Road
Keene, NH 03431
to the attention of Deb Ellison.