I spotted an obituary of a 102-year-old woman, Victoria Alice (Buskis) Houston. whose parents were Anna Klemovich and Adam (probably Adomas) Buskis. She had siblings Anthony, Joseph, Edward and Anna.
In one part of the obit, it says Victoria made “Polish chicken and dumplings.” Yet there was no mention of her likely 100 percent Lithuanian heritage. This made me wonder if her descendants were/are not aware of their own Lithuanian heritage (and “Lithuanian” chicken and dumplings!).
Does anyone know this family, or remember whether they were ever members of the Lithuanian-American Club (maybe back in the early 1990s)?
Victoria lived at Heritage Health for more than 10 years, and her funeral mass was at St. Cabrini on Aug. 1. Here’s her obituary:
Marilynn Doherty Jacobsen said:
Hi, Sandy, I grew up with Marilynn Houston in Grandview. We went to St. Aloysius Grade School together from kindergarten through 5th grade, switching to the newly built St. Cabrini Grade School for grades 6-8, graduating from there in 1956. Both of us then attended Lanphier High School, graduating in 1960. During all of those years, I honestly can’t remember knowing that Mrs. Houston was Lithuanian. Nor do I remember them ever attending St. Vincent de Paul’s Church.
Sadly, Marilynn passed away at an early age. How amazing that her Mom lived to be 103!! Hopefully, she had a good quality of life for most of those years.
Always interesting reading with your blog. Keep up the good work!
Regards, Marilynn Yezdauski Doherty Jacobsen
p.s. After being widowed for over 20 years, I remarried 4/25/15 to a wonderful widower who is Norwegian. Nobody is perfect!! 😉
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Rick Dunham said:
I know her granddaughter Lisa Buchanan, and she worked at the Shoe factory with many of my Lithuanian relatives..Rick Dunham