Connie Jeanne Buckner passed away on Saturday, June 26th, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona surrounded by her loving family. Born Connie Jeanne Wellington on June 29th, 1935 in Watertown, South Dakota. Connie resided the past 24 years in Payson, Arizona with her beloved husband of 55 years, Arthur Buckner. Connie is survived by her three sons, Mike (Tammie), Pat (Shelley), Kelly, her sister Ramona Jones and grandchildren Melissa (James) Allen, Kristi, Zachary, Brian, Ethan and Evan. Connie was preceded in death by her sister Betty, brother Denny, nephews Thomas and Gregory and great -granddaughter Makayla Allen. Connie’s greatest joy in life was her family. Services will be held on Friday July 2nd, 2010 at 2:00pm at Mountain View Memorial Gardens 7900 E. Main St. Mesa, Arizona (480) 832-2850. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at St. Joseph Medical Center and Payson Regional Medical Center for the exceptional care they provided to Connie in her last hours and the kind support they provided to her family.