W7FCH - January 12, 2011

W7FCH - Marion H. 'Buck' Strickland Jr Marion H. 'Buck' Strickland Jr
Bellingham, WA
QCWA # 10760
President QCWA Chapter 103

August 1, 1926 - January 12, 2011 Marion H. 'Buck' Strickland, Jr., 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 in Bellingham, Washington. He was born August 1, 1926 in Barnsdall, Oklahoma to Marion H. Strickland, Sr. and Merle Gladys Woods.

While at the University of Tulsa he met his future wife, Mary. They had recently celebrated 60 years of marriage.

Buck served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He and Mary moved to Bellingham in 1956, where he worked as a studio engineer for KVOS-TV for 29 1/2 years.

Buck had many interests in life, such as ham radio, fishing and woodcarving, and was a member of many clubs and associations including the American Theater Organ Society, the Mt. Baker Amateur Radio Club, Masonic Lodge #151, the NRA, and the Bellingham Dixieland Jazz Society. He had been a member of First Baptist Church since moving to Bellingham.

Buck is survived by the family he loved: wife Mary; daughters Linda (Karl) Peterson, Patty (Dwight - deceased) Kline, and Carol (Dale) Kloes; granddaughters Susan (Travis) Tripp, Laurie (Sean) Moran, and Jayna Kline; great-grandchildren Tavien and Avrielle Tripp and Bergen Moran.

A private family graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery. A public memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 22nd at 2:00pm at Bellingham First Baptist Church, with reception to follow in the social hall.

Thank you to all the staff of Shuksan Healthcare Center for the wonderful care they gave to Buck for so many months. Memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, Lighthouse Mission, or Whatcom Hospice.

Please sign the Book of Memories, light a candle and leave your condolences for the family at www.JernsFuneralChapel.net Jerns Funeral Chapel & Onsite Crematorium Bellingham, WA

January 20, 2011

Thank you for your 33+ years of service to the Navy-Marine Corps MARS Program.

State Director, WA NMC MARS Gary Takis, Vancouver, Washington
It was a pleasure knowing and working with you. Your voice and call sign will be missed at this station.
Prayers for you and your family.

Ephrata, Washington
January 21, 2011
73 old friend. I'll always remember the Stanwood-Bellingham simplex QSO's.

Lloyd N7LH
Lloyd Hopkins,
Stanwood, Washington
January 23, 2011

73s, 88s. I am sorry to hear this news. Deepest and heartfelt wishes to all you touched. KK7FO/NNNØBOB

Davene Meehan,
Pensacola, Florida
January 30, 2011

To the family of NNNØZCX, I only got to know buck over the N/MC MARS airwaves, without a doubt his very active voice will be greatly missed as all the others I have come to know and admire during my 13 yrs with NMCM. 73 NNNØZCX de NNNØBAJ/KC7USP

New Plymouth, Idaho