In memory of

James L. Buckley Jr “Jim”

Nov 11, 1947
Aug 13, 2023


Jim Buckley, 75, of Lyons, Oregon passed away of cancer on Sunday, August 13th.

He was born in Salem, OR on November 11, 1947. Jim lived in the Portland area and graduated from Clackamas High School in 1965. He attended Portland Community College & Portland State University before moving to Carson City, Nevada where he continued his education. He graduated with two degrees in Engineering & Business from San Jose State University.  Jim worked for Pac Bell as a lineman starting in Nevada & ending as an IT Tech for AT&T in San Jose, CA. He then retired in 2016 and moved back to Oregon.

He loved going sailing on his boat out of Santa Cruz, CA, but his greatest love was geocaching and off-roading with his friends exploring the wilderness. It was a treasure hunt and became an addiction of fun. He loved to explore & take trips with his son such as Yellowstone. He went on a Viking river cruise in Europe seeing many different countries.

Jim loved working with the 4H kids. He volunteered for a couple years and was highly praised. He helped transport disabled kids with his 4x4 truck to get them to a special camp. He loved camping, fishing, and hunting with his family.  Jim was a very kind & generous good spirit. He made friends with whomever he met.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents James & Ruby Buckley, brothers, David Jones, Steve Buckley and sister Patricia Buckley.

He is survived by his wife Diane; children, Benjamin Buckley, Jennifer (Rick) Ugelstad, Jennine Busch; sisters Linda O’Hallaran, Suzan Vidal, & Sondra Lee; 7 grandchildren & 2 Great grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life will be September 30th at 11 am at Salem Alliance Church, 555 Gaines St NE, Salem, Or.

Contributions may be made to Mari-Linn Elementary School lunch Program in Lyons, OR.

Service Information

Celebration of Life
September 30th at 11 am
Salem Alliance Church
555 Gaines St NE, Salem, Or

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Linda K OHallaran (Buckley) says:

    Love you brother, you have always been my go to person for all of my needs or answers to questions of how to do this or whether I am getting scammed or not. I still see signs of you when shopping. Yes I will be careful. But I will sure miss you driving up with those In and Out sandwiches. Thank you for being a good sport to all.❤

  2. RICK Ugelstad says:

    Thank you Jim you were the best father in law I could ever ask for you taught me so much about life I'm going to miss the long talks we had I will never forget you R.I.P dad

  3. Diane Greaves says:

    Jim you are an outstanding man and always will be in my heart. I am So Blessed to have called you friend . So many of my best memories have you in them. I have been reliving them the last few weeks and it brings me joy. Boy we got away with a lot at work! Could not have made it without you! Rest in bliss dear Jimbob ❤️

  4. Jennine says:

    Dad- Thank you for being everything to me since I was 3. Thank you for always being a shoulder to cry on, my sage advisor, my biggest fan, an amazing dad and grandfather. We’ll miss you forever and will think of you always, and never let our Costco membership lapse again 😉 It’s been an honor to call you my dad. I love you!!

  5. Olivia Poyser says:

    Jimbob, you are the only dad I’d ever known. You are the best dad ever. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of your life. I miss you so much….

  6. Olivia Poyser says:

    You were the best and only dad I had ever known. I will always keep you in my heart….

  7. Jennifer L Buckley says:

    I am forever grateful for these last 5 years I got to be with you. You will forever be my handsome daddy. I promise to take you to Costco from time to time. I love you and miss you so incredibly much

  8. Staff of Johnson Funeral Home says:

    Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home with his arrangements.

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