Doris passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 18, 2019, after a valiant fight against both lymphoma and colon cancer.
Doris, known as “Susie” to her family, was an incredibly optimistic, smart, hard-working and fun-loving woman. She never turned down a glass of champagne or a good shopping trip, and she was always ready to host the next get-together.
Doris spent most of her life in Twentynine Palms, where she was married to her first husband, Gerald “Bucky” Bucklin Sr., and spent time raising her two children, Kimberly Bucklin Finn and Gerald “Bucky” Bucklin, Jr. She also had a very full career working for the Marine Corps Exchange as an HR manager. She retired from the Exchange after more than 40 years of service.
After her husband Bucky died in 1997, Doris spent her time traveling the globe. In her travels she met her next love, Robert “Bob” Kuss. Doris and Bob spent the next 16 years traveling the world together. They traveled to places like the Great Wall of China, Antarctica and the pyramids of Egypt, just to name a few. When they weren’t traveling they were enjoying their home surrounded by family and friends.
Doris was loved by all of her family and friends for her infectious laugh. Her presence and warm smile will greatly missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death her father, Albert Edgekoski, her mother, Lillian Ostrom, her brother Gary Edgekoski and her husband Gerald Bucklin.
She is survived by husband Robert Kuss, of Las Vegas, Nevada, sister Joan Ivanjack, of Bellingham, Washington, brothers Robert Edgekoski, of Arlington, Washington, and Howard Edgekoski, of Darrington, Washington, daughter Kimberly Finn, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and son Gerald Bucklin Jr., of Palm Desert.
She is also survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. May 9, 2019, at the 29 Palms Inn.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Fight Colorectal Cancer Fund or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.