Oct 17, 2012 - StaffAlice I. Buhler died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. She was 79 years old.
A celebration of life will be at a later date.
Alice Irene Buhler was born Feb. 13, 1933, in Cameron, Mo., the daughter of Anna Mary Hutton and Wayne D. Baker.
Shortly after she was born, her parents and two older siblings moved to Powell where her father began farming. She was one of 11 children and graduated from Powell High School in 1951 where she was salutatorian.
During high school she met the love of her life, Norman Eugene Buhler, and on Dec. 19, 1954, they married in Powell, where they began farming.
The couple had five children and also cared for numerous foster children, always willing to look after another child in need.
After farming, Mrs. Buhler worked for the Powell Senior Center and also as an aide to elderly with home care. She was known for always helping others.
In 1995, she and her husband moved to Riverton where her husband died in 1997. In June 2011, Mrs. Buhler moved to Casper to live with her younger son and family, making many lasting memories.
Her family said she kept herself busy with her family, gardening and crocheting. She crocheted baby caps and donated them to hospitals all over Wyoming. It is estimated that she crocheted 3,200 baby caps for Wyoming babies. She also was a devoted Christian and helped out with various projects at church and was extremely well known for her delicious deviled eggs. Her family said she was ready to see Jesus, but those who she left behind were saddened to see her go. She will truly be missed because she was a special woman.
She is survived by her children, Edward Buhler of Davenport, Fla., Diana (Larry) Conway of North Richland Hills, Texas, Rachel (Jim) McNiece of Abilene, Texas, Esther (Bill) Fultz of Riverton and Matt (Eberle) Buhler of Casper; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers Kenneth (Elouise) Baker of Powell, Lowell (Donabeth) Baker of Cody, Coy (Arlene) Baker of Billings, Mont., Max (Nancy) of Powell and Harvey Baker of Powell; sisters Ima Jean (Gerald) Johnson of Illinois, Mary Lou McCown of Poulsbo, Wash., Wilma (Jarold) Benson of Indiana, Marjorie (Mike) Parker of Powell and Dorthy Kister of Powell; and numerous nieces, nephews and foster children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Buhler; parents Anna Mary and Wayne Baker; and two grandsons.
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