Alison Courtney Buck, a talented and creative Lake Forest Country Day School graduate, died recently at the age of 44.
The daughter of Raymond and Barbara Buck, Alison was born in Oak Park and also graduated from Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, Tufts University and The School of the Museum and Fine Arts in Boston.
She brought joy to others through her floral design, photography, kind words and infectious laugh. Alison loved nature, especially when she spent time among birds and butterflies near her dahlia garden. She also cherished moments with her pets.
Alison is also survived by sisters Kristen (Richard) Chun, Erika (Kevin) Kelly and Jenny (Mike) Coleman; nieces and nephews Spencer, Hunter and Olivia Chun, Alex and Rowan Kelly and Kasey and Cameron Coleman; and three aunts and three uncles — Beth and Frank Abbinanti, Diane and Bob Leonard and Adrienne and Greg Herman.
Funeral mass will be held October 20 at 10 a.m. at The Church of St. Mary, 175 East Illinois Road in Lake Forest.
Gifts can be made in memory of Alison to Elawa Farm Foundation, 1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest, IL, 60045.
Information provided by Reuland & Turnbough Funeral Directors of Lake Forest.