RaNae Coon Buma

In Loving Memory of

RaNae Coon Buma

January 9, 1946 – May 4, 2021

RaNae Coon Buma gracefully left us here on earth while at home with her family by her

Side after a courageous 3 year battle with Cancer.

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah to the late George and Elizabeth Coon. She was the oldest of 3 children. Survived by her younger brothers and their spouses Judd & Vickie Coon and Lane & Judy Coon.

After graduating High School in 1964 she married her high school sweetheart, Roger Brent Buma and had 3 children. Tiffany, Jason and Jennifer Buma. They moved to Hawaii, then to Reno, NV. They divorced in 1989.  RaNae chose to reside in Reno where she later met her significant other Dr. Donald Hlubucek who proceeded her in death in 1999.

RaNae had once said, ”the next chapter in my life is about my Grandkids”. She spent every moment possible taking care of them, attending school and sporting events and making sure they all knew they were loved by their Grandma.

RaNae worked in customer service for many years in the airline industry, then retired from Henry Schein Inc. in 2014.  RaNae was an avid reader and loved to garden. She cherished her time spent with family and friends. She had a way of making all that knew her feel they had a special bond with her. Her warm, loving and compassionate soul touched the hearts of so many.

Ranae was proceeded in death by her parents George and Elizabeth Coon and Son, Jason Buma.

Survived by her loving daughters and their spouses Tiffany & Robert Lester and Jennifer & Kevin Anderson. Daughter in Law, Kaycean Buma. Grandchildren, Sarah McCoy and husband Rickie McCoy, Delaney Buma, Connor Anderson and Christopher Lester. Great Grandchildren: Evan and Nolan McCoy and Cassie Lester.

A Celebration of Life will be held

June 26, 2021 from 1:00-5:00p.m.

The Club at Rancharrah

6100 Rancharrah Parkway

Reno, NV 89511

6 Comments. Leave new

  • Dori Justice
    June 2, 2021 10:47 pm

    Such a wonderful, dear, kind and loving friend for 35 years of my life. She is with God, and truly missed! Love you Nae!!

  • Bill Brandt
    June 2, 2021 10:53 pm

    RaNae was one of the first we hired to start the Reno Customer Service Team at Henry Schein. She was affectionately known as part of the “Fab 5” along with Scott Sabo, Jimmy Mapp, Sue Roberson, and Kimmie Boc in 1997. RaNae’s Customer Service experience, friendly personality and desire to get things done right won our hearts and made her a great teammate to the more than 600 Reno-based Team Schein Members and 20K Team Schein Members worldwide. RaNae always dressed up for theme days, and was well known for her delicious potluck delicacies. We would not have been as successful in Customer Service without RaNae and Team Schein will be forever grateful for everything she did to make our team and company better. Ranae will be missed dearly by all of us.

  • Joy Crismon
    June 3, 2021 4:35 am

    What a beautiful tribute to RaNae She was an example to all of us. I will miss her as will everyone she knew. Best wishes to her wonderful girls and their families and her sons family!

  • Ann Peterson
    June 3, 2021 1:43 pm

    Dear Tiffany and Jennifer,
    My condolences ? to you.
    Ra Nae was my cousin, my mother (Gladys), and Beth were sisters.
    We would come to Aunt Beths home every week. When Ra Nae was home, I remember how I always loved to be around her. I remember her beautiful smile. She was always very kind, and fun to be around.
    God Bless you and your families.
    Ann Seamons Peterson

  • Saskia C. McAbee
    June 3, 2021 2:28 pm

    I met RaNae in 2005 on the Henry Schein Customer Service Team. RaNae was always so good to me. RaNae was never too busy to help me learn the ropes. RaNae was a joy to work with, always cheerful and funny. RaNae was a great story teller, and loved her family dearly. RaNae will be missed.

  • Irene Proudfoot
    June 3, 2021 10:37 pm

    I worked with RaNae for 7 years at Schein. We became outside break friends and she always spoke of her family. RaNae seemed to love life and was always a joy to be with. You will be missed RaNae.


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