Jessie Buchmann, 94, peacefully left this world on March 24, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Jessie was born in Jefferson on July 21, 1922, to Jesse and Millye Orchard, a 5th generation Quaker family. She attended Jefferson Elementary and Jefferson High School and raised her three daughters: Nicki, Karen and Candy with their father, Bud Eason, in Jefferson until 1962.
Jessie, an accomplished homemaker, loved to sew for her little girls and create an attractive home. She volunteered in various capacities at the Methodist Church. On different occasions, she worked part-time as a window trimmer for J.C. Penney, for Lois and JoAnne Dress Shop and for Home State Bank.
Later, Jessie married John Buchmann, a construction superintendent. They traveled throughout the country on various building projects until they retired to Jefferson. Jessie returned to the Methodist Church, played bridge, enjoyed playing pinochle with John and family and socialized with many family and friends.
Jessie moved to Life Stream Senior Living Community in Glendale Ariz. in 2010. There she faithfully attended Chapel twice a week, learned to play SkipBo and thoroughly enjoyed the residents, staff and various activities. Due to declining health, Jessie moved to Amber Hills Assisted Living Group Home where she spent her final months surrounded by a caring staff.
She was preceded in death by her beloved John; her dear grandson, Bret; the father of her girls, (Bud Eason); and her parents and siblings. Jessie was the last of her family’s generation to pass into Glory. She is survived by her daughters: Karen Eason of Rio Vista, Calif., Candy Brown of Memphis Tenn. and Nicki Will of Phoenix Ariz.; two sons-in-law; nine grandchildren and spouses, eleven great-grandchildren and spouses; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Her radiant smile and delightful spirit will be forever missed and loved by those who knew her. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Chapel at Life Stream (13617 N. 55th Avenue in Glendale, Ariz.) on April 22, 2017. At a later date, her ashes will be scattered at the Dillavou Cemetery, a Quaker cemetery, with seven generations of her family.