Cecile Gregory Buehring, beloved wife, mother, nana, sister, cousin, aunt, and friend passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at the age of 79. Cecile was born to the late Clay and Cecile (Luton) Gregory on September 18, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Cecile grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi where her father ran the family farm, and graduated from Clarksdale High School in 1961. After graduation she began her undergraduate studies at Randolph-Macon College and completed them at Rhodes College. She then received a double major Master’s Degree in Education and Foreign Language from Duke University, where she was a member of the Tri Delta sorority. She then continued to further her education by attending Tecnológico de Monterrey in Monterey, Nuevo León, Mexico where she studied Spanish Education. Cecile was a natural learner and an excellent teacher; being certified at all levels in Spanish, French. She taught ESL for many years. After teaching, she did translating/interpreting business and medical documents for the companies she worked for.
In 1968, at the apartments where she was living, she met her future husband at a singles party. In 1970 they were married at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Clarksdale, Mississippi. They had the opportunity to travel to several countries through Ted’s work, as Cecile loved to travel the world. They were later blessed with two daughters, Julie and Laura. Cecile enjoyed watching the hummingbirds visit the feeders she placed outside her windows, all things nature, and was an avid animal lover. She was an excellent cook, and loved spending time with her family. Cecile was a big fan of music, and was an accomplished organist and piano player.
Cecile is preceded in death by her parents.
Cecile is survived by her loving husband of fifty-two years, Howard Ted Buehring; daughters Julie Buehring, Laura Loredo and husband Javier; grandchildren Caitlin Kolarik, Isaiah Loredo, and Isabel Loredo; sister Nancy Gregory Olson and husband Bill; goddaughter Crystal Ayala and husband Alex, their children, Layla and Penelope; numerous loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
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