Patricia Lorene Ward Buck

Patricia Lorene Ward Buck, 80, who was active in patriotic and genealogical organizations, died of bladder cancer Sept. 14 at
Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She had lived in University Park since 1957.
Mrs. Buck held offices and chairmanships with the D.C. Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was regent of
its Fort McHenry chapter.
She also served in local, state and national offices as a senior leader with the Children of the American Revolution patriotic
Mrs. Buck belonged to Chapter IX of the Colonial Dames of America, the Blue Grass chapter of the Colonial Daughters of the
Seventeenth Century, Dames of the Court of Honor, Daughters of American Colonists, D.C. Society of the Daughters of the War
of 1812 and the Order of the Crown in America.
She was born in Clarksburg, W.Va., and raised in Latonia, Ky., and Washington, where she graduated from Central High School
in 1943.
She attended Mary Washington College and George Washington University, where she was a member of Chi Omega social
In 1945, she married James Marshall Buck, an Air Force officer, and for the next 12 years she accompanied him on his various
military assignments. He retired as a lieutenant colonel.
In addition to her husband, of University Park, survivors include a son, James Marshall Buck II of Memphis; a daughter,
ToddBrookes Buck of College Park; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.