Mrs. Buren, of Salem and formerly of Keizer, died Monday, July 26, 2010. She was 96.

Born May 10, 1914, in Nashua, Iowa, she moved to Oregon with her husband, where they raised six children and worked together in their landscaping business.

She enjoyed gardens, the beach, camping with family and the beauty of the outdoors. She had a talent for crocheting and painting, and took joy in making treats in the kitchen with family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman, son, John; and brothers, Paul and Fred. Survivors include: her daughters, Marie Harris, Polly (Berl) Davis, Shirley (Kelton) Jensen and Judy (Ken) Tennant; son, Larry (Lorena) Buren; 14 grandchildren; several great and great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.