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Mary Lea AuBuchon

May 14, 1940 — January 8, 2024

Holts Summit, Missouri

Mary Lea AuBuchon, 83, of Holts Summit, passed away Monday, January 8, 2024, at Summit Villa in Holts Summit.

She was born on May 14, 1940, in Redfield, South Dakota, the daughter of Steven Francis and Sarah Elizabeth (Finnerty) Noonan.

Mary was valedictorian of her 1958 graduating class at Redfield Senior High in Redfield, South Dakota. She graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics.

She was united in marriage to Alan James AuBuchon on May 15, 1965, in St. Louis. He preceded her in death on April 9, 2016.

She began her career in St. Louis as a Recipe Design Artist for Pet Milk. She was able to stay home once they started a family to care for her children. Once the children were in school, she worked as the High School Cafeteria Manager for the Jefferson City Public Schools. She completed her career with the Missouri Department of Education as a School Food Specialist.

She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Auxiliary and in earlier years, the Parent Teacher Organization at North School.

Mary was an avid seamstress, and enjoyed gardening, baking and was an excellent cook. She helped her husband manage and operate their family farm.

Survivors include three children, Richard (Betsy) AuBuchon, Holts Summit; Robert (Michel) AuBuchon, Norfolk, Virginia; and Christine (Matt) Bremmerkamp, Eddyville, Kentucky; nine grandchildren, Paul AuBuchon. Alan AuBuchon, Evan Bremmerkamp, Ashley Bremmerkamp, Sarah Bremmerkamp, Maddie AuBuchon, Anna AuBuchon, Scarlett AuBuchon, and Connor AuBuchon; a sister, Dianne Owens, California; and a brother, James (Shelly) Noonan, Huron, South Dakota. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alan; a brother, David Noonan; and a brother-in-law, Frank Owens.

Visitation will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 11, 2024, at St. Peter Catholic Church.  Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Msgr. Robert A. Kurwicki, VG officiating.

Burial will be in the AuBuchon Family Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials are suggested to the St. Mary’s Auxiliary.

Services entrusted to Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City.

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