Darlene M. Buchholz, 90, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Saturday morning at Tabitha Greenhouse Care Facility, in Lincoln, Nebraska, after a courageous battle with congestive heart disease.
Darlene was born to Marie (Meyer) and Charles Clifford Ward in Gosper County. She was an only child that took pleasure in doing the farm chores with her family. She especially loved taking care of the animals and feeding the chickens was her favorite task. After her morning chores, she enjoyed riding her black pony to the local country schools, eventually graduating from Lexington High School.
Shortly after graduation, she accepted a job that took her from the farmlands of Nebraska to the city life in California. She met and married her first husband, James Roberts, who was a member of the Armed Forces and after a few short years of marriage he passed away from cancer. She was then united in marriage to Howard Glenn Buchholz and they were blessed with two sons, Charles in 1950 and David in 1955. Family was always important to Darlene and she consistently strived to help others in many different ways. She eventually assisted her aging parents by providing home care and helped manage the family farm.
She was always looking for ways to help people and enjoyed her time working at the Grand Generation Center and the Green Thumb program in Lexington. She was an active member in the local VFW and received an award from them in 2012. After moving to Lincoln, Darlene took time for many hobbies and activities. If she wasn’t doing her word-find puzzles, you could find her coloring or painting items to give her friends and family. Her love of animals was always present. She enjoyed watching the birds in the trees outside her window and playing with her family dogs.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, Cliff and Marie, first husband Jim and second husband Howard Glenn ‘Buck.’
She is survived by her two sons, Chuck of Lincoln and David of Cozad, Nebraska, along with her grandchildren, Amanda and Philip (Jessica) and Krista and Jacob.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013, from 6-8 p.m., at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Graveside Services will be on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013, at 9 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington with Reverend Caroline Vickery, officiating.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.