AUGUSTA -- Amy Libby Buxton, age 26, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Humanity has lost one of its most vibrant souls.
Born in Augusta on Oct. 16, 1986, to Jerre and Ann Buxton, Amy was raised on Togus Pond and spent her youth bass fishing and spending time on the lake with her friends. At Cony High School, she played soccer and basketball and was an active volunteer peer pal for special education students. After graduating from Cony in 2005, Amy took her motivation to help others and attended nursing school at the University of Maine. Her graduation and nurse pinning from Orono were set for Dec 15; her mother, Ann, will accept Amy's nursing pin.
Amy's true passions lay in travel and helping the underdog. She spent two years with her big brother and his wife on an Alaskan adventure, and traipsed the continent from the Yukon to Costa Rica and Jamaica, all the way from Vancouver to the GaspŽ Peninsula. Amy also spent hours volunteering for animal rescues and fostering pets looking for homes. Working at the hospital, Amy's aura would light up her patients' rooms. Kindness and gentleness were the hallmark of the care she provided. Anyone that had the chance to know or work with Amy knows the positive impact she had on the organizations she worked for.
Young, smart and caring, Amy was ready to make a difference; her heart knew no bounds. Her influence stretched beyond Augusta to everyone who had the opportunity to know her. She is loved and will truly be missed.
She was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Delores, and paternal grandparents Rose and Jerre Buxton.
She is survived by her parents, Ann and Jerre; her grandparents Roland and Karen Michaud, of Manchester; her brother, Capt. Benjamin Buxton and his wife, Erin; aunts Linda Moulton and her husband, Wilder, of Manchester, Darlene Soboleski and her husband, Stan, of Sidney, Marlene Richards and her husband, Jon, of Windsor; and uncles John Buxton and his wife, Priscilla, of Augusta, and Gary Michaud and his wife, Debbie, of Windsor. She is also survived by her great-aunt and -uncle, Madelyn and Mervyn Parmenter, of Whitefield, cousins Heather Ballard, Jonathan Moulton, Jill and Hali Buxton, her soulmate and future life partner, Ryan Jean, and her four-legged companions, Ollie and Melina, who will miss her dearly.
If Amy touched your life in any way, you are welcome to attend her memorial at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at South Parish Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 9 Church St., Augusta.
In lieu of flowers, please send all proceeds in her memory to: Almost Home Rescue, P.O. Box 9421 #377, South Portland, ME, 04116-9421.
Arrangements are under the care of Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta.
Condolences, stories and pictures may be shared through the funeral home website at www.plummerfh.com.