Constance “Connie” Sue Buckley | Obituaries

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Constance “Connie” Sue Buckley passed away suddenly in the early hours of August 11, 2021. She was 78 years old and surrounded by her immediate family at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle.

The only child of Charles and Eleanor Morbeck, Connie was born in Spokane and raised in Kennewick. She was a graduate of Kennewick High School, a former rodeo princess, and was crowned Miss Kennewick in 1960.

Her devoted husband of 58 years, Joe Buckley of Selah, and daughters Stephanie Eisert (Clark) of Sherwood, Oregon, and Andrea Sperry (Chris) of Vancouver, Washington survive. She also leaves five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

After prioritizing the young lives of her own children, Connie enjoyed a long career teaching at Selah Elementary School. She retired in 2007 after making a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of children in her community. However, her greatest influence was on the family she adored.

As a faithful follower of Christ’s teachings, she began and ended each day in prayer, voice only positive comments about others. She valued nothing more than her family and friends, many of whom will keep memories of her frequent, sometimes silly and always happy laughs.

Connie and Joe served as deacons in the Grace of Christ Presbyterian Church in Yakima. She loved traveling, quilting, drinking a good margarita, and spending a lot of time in her wooded cabin in Packwood, Washington.

A family grave service will be held at the Desert Lawn Cemetery in Kennewick on August 18, 2021. Her life will be publicly celebrated on October 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Grace of Christ Presbyterian Church in Yakima. In memory of Connie, kind donations can be made to Camp Ghormley, 640 Lost Lake Road, Naches, WA 98937. More information and reminders will be uploaded to

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