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Clara Mae Buckmaster

February 24, 1937 - July 30, 2017

Clara Mae Buckmaster

Clara Mae Buckmaster, 80, of Chesapeake Beach passed away peacefully July 30, 2017 at her home, surrounded by family. She was born February 24, 1937 in North Beach to James Wallace and Sadie Ellen Stallings. Clara Mae attended Calvert High School and was employed as a receptionist with the Calvert County Health Department. She married James Edward Buckmaster on June 3, 1955. He passed away suddenly in 1970, leaving Clara Mae to raise their six children, which was her greatest accomplishment in life. She was a prominent figure in Calvert County and was a member of Calvert County Little League, Democratic Club, Cardiac Society, Parks and Rec, North Beach Town Council, the Bayside History Museum and North Beach Union Church. She was also a member of the North Beach V.F.D. Auxiliary, where she held several offices, the Southern Maryland Ladies Auxiliary and Maryland Fireman’s Association Auxiliary, where she held every position including president, and the American Legion Post 206. She was also a founding member of the Boys and Girls Club and an ordained minister. When Clara Mae wasn’t Read more>









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Jimmy Gott
Beltsville, MD
8/17/2017 02:55 AM

So sorry for your loss. I just found out your mom passed away. What a wonderful women she was and she will be missed dearly. My prayers are with you all. Rest In Peace Clara Mae

Mike and Millie Huseman
Abell, MD
8/5/2017 11:34 AM

Our sincerest sympathy to all the family and many friends of Clara Mae. She was an amazing lady involved in many organizations. May she be blessed for all her kindness to others. One of our fondest memories is watching her be an auctioneer at some of our LASMVFA meetings. She really like having fun and she will be missed. May she rest in peace.

Bob & Barbara Sprecher
Huntingtown, MD
8/4/2017 02:33 AM

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Bob and Barbara from your American Legion Family at Post 85 and Auxiliary Unit 85 to the Buckmaster Family.

Grace Mary Brady
St. Leonard, MD
8/2/2017 04:26 PM

You could write a book about Clara Mae's dedication to her family and to the Beaches communities. She was there for anyone and everyone. I had the luck of seeing Tinker Harmon July of this year and took his picture for Clara Mae. She just so appreciated seeing one of her kids. Whether it was the Women's Democratic Club that she and Barbara Stinnett keep going for more than twenty years; or the American Legion; or the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department; or the Bayside History Museum; or the Town Councils in two towns; her comments were always appreciated and on-point. She will be missed as a mother, aunt, friend and community advocate. I was lucky to have had such a wonderful friend in my life. Thanks Clara Mae for always being there for anyone who needed you. Much love.

Tish & Eddie Lucas
St Leonard, MD
8/2/2017 04:13 PM

She had such a love for life & she shared it with all around her. She had a need to help others & that is just what she did. Will miss her wonderful smile. RIP

LaRhonda Owens
Brandywine, MD
8/2/2017 03:34 PM

My sincere condolences to the family of Ms. Clara Mae Buckmaster. She was truly a strong determined public servant.

Sherry Soper
Frederick, MD
8/2/2017 01:51 PM

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Clara Mae. She was an amazing woman and gave me much inspiration. As a LAMSFA PP as I came up the chairs she was one who was always there for me to talk to for words of wisdom and advice. I will never forget her big smile and hugs she always had for everyone, including me. Will truly miss her.

Greene Family - Joe, Lori, Bernie, Mike
8/2/2017 01:27 AM

Our heartfelt condolences to the Buckmaster family. We are sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories of Clara Mae help you through this difficult time. Clara Mae was a caring, helpful, and kind lady our family has known for close to sixty years. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Linda L Green
Bowie, MD
8/1/2017 08:27 PM

My hearfelt condolences to the family and friends of Clara Mae. She was truly a wonderful person, and her laughter will be missed by all. She was a devoted Chaplain for many years to Stallings-Williams Unit #206, and I know her expertise will be missed by the Unit. God Bless always.

Jack and Barbara Brown
Dunkirk, MD
8/1/2017 04:14 PM


Jeremy Wiseman
Altamonte Springs, FL
8/1/2017 06:26 AM

So sorry for your loss. My condolences to the Buckmaster family.

Ginny Beauchamp
Chesapeake Beach, MD
8/1/2017 01:36 AM

Having been with my dear friend through the toughest times of her own life I did and will cry in private. Clare Mae was my mentor. I shall miss her terribly but life passes by so quickly. I loved our laughs and will always remember those smoothies in the air all over me and Clare Mae given direction in her home -- strip, wash your hair out and then put your clothes in the washer. I did that exactly. She really missed the smoothie with the whipped cream. We laughed for hours that afternoon. Such a sense of humor she had. Peace be unto all the six children, grandchildren and great grands. I am so glad she made the wedding in early July. As if she had it planned out when to pass into God's loving hands. Love and hugs to all -- Calvert County, Chesapeake Beach and the State of Maryland will miss Clare Mae Buckmaster!! Peace be unto all!!! whom knew Clare Mae -- she enriched our lives tremendously. Ginny B.

Frannie Hammett
7/31/2017 08:20 PM

Eddie, So sorry for the loss of your mom. She sounds like a wonderful woman.

Debra Kidwell Disharoon
Fredericksburg, VA
7/31/2017 07:28 PM

Prayers to the Buckmaster family. Clara Mae was a remarkable woman. May your fond memories of her help through the difficult times.

Trisha Hall
Owings, MD
7/31/2017 07:17 PM

Dale and I have so many fond memories of Clara Mae. What a truly incredible woman, mother, friend, etc. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.


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