Michael Buckley

Born: Mon., Mar. 14, 1949
Died: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 31, 2019
Location: Lozano's Flagstaff Mortuary

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Feb. 01, 2019
Location: Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Camp Navajo

Celebration of Life

12:30 PM Fri., Feb. 01, 2019
Location: American Legion

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Michael “Mikey” Buckley of Flagstaff, Arizona passed peacefully January 26, 2019 at home surrounded by family and friends.  Born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on March 13, 1949 he had been a well-loved member of the Flagstaff community since 1988.  Mikey served in the United States Marine Corps and was a Vietnam Veteran.  He is perhaps best known for his sunny disposition, toothy grin and distinctive giggle.  He was active among veteran groups including Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, and Marine Corps League.  He loved music, his dogs, and scotch. Mikey was well liked by everyone he met and will be missed greatly.  

He is survived by his wife Billie Rush, daughter Jaime Jacobson, sons Shawn Buckley and Ryan Buckley; brothers Tim Buckley and Chuck Buckley; grandsons Taylor Price and Trevor Price.  He was preceded in death by his parents, William Buckley and Shirley Buckley, brother Bill Buckley and sister Ann Madrid.

There will be a viewing Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Lozano’s Flagstaff Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m.  Services will be held at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Camp Navajo Friday, February 1, 2019 starting at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life at The American Legion in Flagstaff at 12:30 pm.  For anyone wishing to join the procession, please arrive at Lozano’s before 10:00 a.m.  

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Marine Corps League Toys for Tots.

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Lewis Kaslow
   Posted Wed January 30, 2019
Mike Buckley was member of the greatest fraternity of brotherhood in the world, the United States Marine Corps. It underscores the meaning of our motto Semper Fidelis Always Faithful now and forever. Rest in peace.
Lewis Kaslow
Bentonville, Arkansas

Bev and Ernie Sanchez
   Posted Wed January 30, 2019
RIP Marine mission complete. You will be remembered fondly.

Nancy Thomas
   Posted Thu January 31, 2019
Billie, I am so sorry to hear about Mike. I was very surprised. He was always such a happy, energetic person. He was also willing to do whatever was needed in AYSO for many years. He will be missed by all. Please know we are thinking about you. Nancy and Ken Thomas

   Posted Thu January 31, 2019
Thanks, Mikey for being my friend since we met on a football field in 7th grade in 1961 - St. James vs Immaculate Conception. Eau Claire Memorial HS graduates together in 1967. Special thanks to our mutual friend Lewis Kaslow for enlisting in the US Marine Corps with you on the buddy plan! You served our country in Vietnam and carried yourself as a proud Marine for your entire life. Semper Fi was a motto you cherished and lived by.

Wendy & I feel blessed to have been with you twice in late 2018. When you stopped by to deliver a beautiful piece of art just before Christmas we never dreamed it would be the last time we'd be together. I will miss you my dear friend and will cherish our memories together. RIP Buck!
-Doc & Wendy

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