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Carole Buss

Obituary of Carole Elaine Buss

CAROL ELAINE BUSS (6/17/1934 – 1/3/2021) Carole Buss died peacefully on Sunday, January 3, 2021 in Glendale, California. Born June 17, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, she was preceded in death by her parents, Simon Perliter and Lillian Shutter, MD. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Buss, and her ex-husband, Barry M. Gillis. She is survived by two children: Pamela Gillis Mullowney (John) and Lauren Clark Gillis (Laura). She is survived by four grandchildren: Robert Mullowney, Daniel Mullowney (Shen “Lois” Wang), Jaims Gillis and Bryon Gillis. She is survived by two great-grandchildren, Quinn Xinyuan Mullowney and Grant Xinchen Mullowney. She is also survived by her sister, Norma Krawczyk. Carole was a graduate and lifelong supporter of Stanford University. She was an elementary school teacher in the San Francisco Bay area. The family moved to Los Angeles in the early 1970s, where they settled into a family home on Glendower – and then in Glendale. She lived a very full life. An accomplished watercolor artist, she painted all over the world – and taught art classes in the San Fernando Valley and at Yosemite. She was a gourmet cook and brilliant entertainer. She loved nature, the Hollywood Bowl, square dancing, theatre and language. She spoke fluent French. Carole loved to travel – and continued to travel well into her 86th year. Carole was an active volunteer and philanthropist. Among her many causes were Descanso Gardens, the Los Angeles Arboretum, Glendale Adventist Hospital, Verdugo Hills Hospital, the Autry Museum, and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations in Carole’s name to Los Angeles Arboretum, Descanso Gardens, Stanford University, the Autry Museum or Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
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