Janie Buell

October 9, 1949 - July 23, 2023


Last updated 7/18/2023 at 10:48am

Janie Buell, 73, of Sisters, passed away on Friday, July 23, 2023.

Janie was born on October 9, 1949 to Charles and Helen Kuhlman in Culver City, CA. After she graduated from high school in 1967, she went on to earn a degree in business administration and finance from Woodbury University in Los Angeles, CA, where she earned her place as a Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society member.

Janie started her first job as a teller at Ranchers Bank in Quartz Hill, pretty much in the middle of nowhere, in the Mohave Desert, not far from Lancaster, California. This was her start of a 20-plus-year career in banking and insurance.

On October 3, 1970, Janie married her high school sweetheart, Art Buell, in Paramount, CA. She was a military wife. Art served in the USAF and deployed to Vietnam in December 1970. They later went on to have two children, Janell and Scott Buell.

In 1989, Janie semi-retired and spent her free time following her love of music and singing. Moving to Sisters in 2006, she sang in the Sisters Chorale for about six years and other special events. She also spent time with her handcrafted greeting card business "CJ Notes" selling and often giving away her cards.

She supported her daughter in high school volleyball and her many endeavors in jobs such as an airline stewardess, several food-handling jobs, and most recently as a state corrections officer. She supported her son as a soccer mom, a Boy Scout mom, and a U.S. Marine mom for five years. And more recently an Oregon State Trooper mom. A busy life!

Janie was honored and respected. She will be missed!


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