November 3, 1926 - February 19, 2020
Pauline A Buchholz of Buck Creek, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Rose Walk Village. Pauline A Buchholz was born 11/3/26, the oldest of a large, hardworking German, Catholic family at Mount Angel, Oregon. As the oldest of 10 children, Pauline helped raise the younger siblings, assisted around the home, gardens and fields. Ms Buchholz graduated from Mount Angel Catholic Academy, worked briefly in Portland, but soon returned to the community to live and work with what became the world’s largest dwarf apple tree nursery in the world. This entailed a lot of hard, outdoor work and skills with plants, including specialized tree grafting. Around ¬¬¬1977 Pauline was asked to go to Poland to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Polish American Ag Exchange Program, which was a cooperative arrangement of the Director of Scientific Institute of Poland’s Fruit and Vegetable Crops and Church of the Brethren Volunteer Services (BVS), one of many efforts to establish reconciliation and friendship with many organizations in Europe after WW II. In 1978 Pauline re-located to rural Delphi, IN working with Welch farms from 1978 until full retirement around 2014. For most of those years, she attended mass daily and assisted with flowers, etc at Blessed Sacrament, West Lafayette, then St Joseph parish or morning mass at St Elizabeth Health Care in Delphi. Pauline enjoyed anything related to farming, trees, plants, flowers, mowing, helping others in many capacities, sharing produce and special treats with many acquaintances. In later years, her greatest delight was whenever she had a chance to enjoy little Eli Latia. Pauline is survived by brother Carl Buchholz, sisters: Marcine Hancock, Grace Hush (Ray), Ann Smalley (Gary), and Florence Beyer, all in Oregon, sister, Veronica Malady of New Jersey, and numerous nieces and nephews, and valued Caretakers: Mary Welch (Tom Smith), Joy Welch, Christy Welch, Dallas Latia, and Eli Welch Latia, and two special, longtime friends and helpers, Connie Barnett and Tammy Metzinger. She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Mary Aicher Buchholz, siblings Ken (Gail) Buchholz, Ida Panter, and Fr Athanasius OSB; brothers-in-law John Hancock and Carl Beyer, sister-in-law, Jerri Buchholz. A Memorial mass is planned for 10 AM, Mar 2, 2020 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Delphi, with Fr Clayton Thompson and Fr David Buckles officiating. Pauline’s family and friends would like to Thank the loving staff of Rosewalk Village and Care Hospice and Bee Hive Home & Digby place for their exceptional care and love. Those wishing to contribute in memory of Pauline may direct contributions to Mount Angel Abbey, 1 Abbey Drive, St. Benedict, OR 97373. Hippensteel Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Final resting place, will be in Calvary Cemetery, Mount Angel, OR. Share memories and condolence online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com.
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