Merlene Anne Buck was born in Bishop, CA on August 8, 1946. Merlene grew up in Etna, California before moving to Woodland in 1962 and attending Woodland High School for her Junior and Senior years. Upon graduation, she enrolled in Sacramento City College and completed the dental hygienist program and received her AA Degree upon completion.
Following this accomplishment, she married Ronald Bohannon in 1965. They lived in Woodland, CA until Ronald’s job had them relocate to Colusa, CA where they resided and made their home while Ronald worked in the farming industry.
Merlene was a very caring, loving, family-oriented per-son and enjoyed hosting many family gatherings. Everyone enjoyed attending because she always made such great meals for family and friends, she was a fabulous cook! Her home was always warm and welcoming. You could always find a cat or two at her home at any given time. She loved cats! Merlene worked at Davison Drug store for several years working in the photo and pharmacy department. Later she also worked at Messick Hardware. During her years of working, she met many residents of Colusa who to this day remain close friends.
Merlene is preceded in death by her parents Merle P. Buck and Helen Thomson Buck. She is survived by her long-time partner Alan (Chip) Lindquist, son Michael Bohannon, daughter Karen Garofalo (Tony), her two granddaughters Maci and Mallori Garofalo who were her the light of her life, her brother Ronald N. Buck (Dolores) and nieces, Debbie (Billy) Block, Diny (Daniel) Tasabia.
Please join us in a Celebration of Life for Merlene on September 23, 2023, at the Colusa Golf & Country Club from 3 pm to 8 pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made on Merlene’s behalf to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are provided by McNary Moore Funeral Services.