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Elizabeth (Betty) Dunn Bucko

July 9, 1926 ~ November 7, 2021 (age 95)


Elizabeth (Betty) Dunn Bucko died November 7, 2021, following a long and courageous battle with vascular dementia.  She was born July 9, 1926 in Clay, W Va. to Annis and John Dunn. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank Bucko, her parents and her siblings, Robert and John Dunn. She will be greatly missed by surviving children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, in-laws, and friends. 

Betty grew up in Kermit, W Va. and graduated from Kermit High School before going on to complete her education with a degree in commerce from Marshall University in 1945. She went on to receive her Master of Arts degree from West Virginia University in 1947.  Betty began working in Human Resources for DuPont in their Bell Plant in Charleston, W. Va.  There she met the love of her life, Frank Bucko, who became her husband of 64 years prior to his death in 2015.  Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Bucko resided in Wilmington, DE before moving to North Augusta, SC where they spent the majority of their life.  Betty was a homemaker and teacher until 1970 when she began a very successful career in real estate, consistently being a million dollar producer; she later started Village Realty in North Augusta SC.  In 2006, Betty and Frank relocated to Irmo, SC, where she lived until her death.  She was a devout Christian and a former member of Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church in Irmo, SC and Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in North Augusta, SC.

Betty was a devoted mother who consistently put her family first in all things.  She will be remembered by those who love her for many things:  her loving spirit, her generosity, her warmth and outgoing friendly nature, her love of music and dancing, her patriotism, her love of travel, her compassion, genuine love of others and willingness to help, her strength of character, her unselfish attitude, but most of all, her love of family.  Betty’s family was always, throughout her life and in every instance, her highest priority.  When asked on film by her grown grandchildren to provide the one piece of advice she wanted to give to future generations, she said simply, “love the Lord with all your heart, mind, and soul and always follow the 10 commandments”; Betty could not have been a better role model. She was a beloved wife, mama, and nanny to her family who will miss her and strive to live by her Christian example.

We are comforted that Betty is now with her beloved “Frankie” and with her family who preceded her in death. She is survived by her three daughters and their spouses, Susie Bucko Wilson and Chris Wilson, Linda Bucko Motley and Robert Motley, and Lisa Bucko Kennedy and Ralph Kennedy, her eight grandchildren, Jennifer Wilson, Sharon Wilson Robitaille, Michael Wilson, Stephanie Motley, Kristina Motley Bennett, Rob Motley, Carlisle Kennedy, and Lauren Kennedy Baker, five great grandchildren ranging in age from 6 to 13, as well as loving nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.  She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. 

The family would like to thank all those who provided loving care to Betty during the last stages of her illness, especially the dedicated caregivers of Harbison Shores and hospice staff at All Season Hospice.

A private family graveside service will be held in North Augusta, SC.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

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