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Hope Collier Buechler

Hope Collier Buechler

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Hope Collier Buechler died in Taos on June 17, 2016 of acute leukemia. She was 82. Born in New York and raised in New England, Hope attended Radcliffe College where she met and married Jim Buechler in 1955. The couple and their family lived in New York, Iowa, New Jersey, and California before settling in Duxbury, Massachusetts. For a time Hope worked as a librarian. Then she became a historical re-enactor on the Mayflower II, which was moored across the bay in Plymouth, she immersed herself in the role, as such actors must do, even to speaking in the Pilgrim dialect around the house. A high point in her re-enacting career came a few years later when she played the part of Abigail Adams, one of her two most admired women (the other being Eleanor Roosevelt) at the Adams National Historical Park. Hope arrived in Taos for good in the fall of 1996. Within two hours she had found the condo on Ski Valley Road where she would spend the next 20 years. They were stimulating years for her. She took great pleasure in dancing and was a founder of the Taos Contra Dance. From her friend Jenny Vincent she learned the traditional dances of New Mexico. But her favorite dances of all were those described in the novels of Jane Austen, in the English Country tradition. In recent years Hope became an English Country dance caller and instructor. Surely the most stimulating, as well as the most exasperating, and yet the most satisfying times of Hope's life in Taos came during her long tenure as chair of the Democratic party's Precinct 9. At this level of politics she throve. She loved the warm give and take, even with opponents. She was a good speaker and an effective writer. Like many of her generation, her political ideas reflected those of those of F.D.R. and Eleanor Roosevelt. She was delighted, upon moving to Taos, to find so many relics of the New Deal such as the murals in the old County Court House. She believed absolutely in the American political system and strove to make it work for all citizens. Hope also devoted time to environmental organizations, volunteering with the Taos Land Trust and Amigos Bravos. She is survived by her husband Jim and their four children: Lydia, of New York; Will, of Taos; Paul, of Aspen; and Susan of Minneapolis, all of whom will sorely miss her lively spirit, inquisitive mind, and unstinting love. She is also survived by two brothers, James Collier of New York and Christopher Collier of Connecticut.

The family held an Open House on July 10, 2016 at Hope's home at 248 Ski Valley Road (State Rd. 150). In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Taos Land Trust or Amigos Bravos. Arrangements by Rivera Family Funeral Home. This obituary is protected by copyright laws, unauthorized use or duplication is prohibited.

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Nombre Hope Collier Buechler
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Fecha de defunción 17 junio, 2016
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Lugar 818 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
Taos NM 87571
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I will miss Hope, especially at the getting out the vote time and election time. That is how I met her in 2008. Always with a smile and cheerful smile. My condolence to her entire family.

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