Auburn Carpenter Buehring
Auburn Carpenter Buehring
  • February 28, 1980 - October 31, 2017
  • Pfafftown, North Carolina

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Auburn Carpenter Buehring of Portland, TX, passed away Oct. 31, 2017, from complications of cancer. She was 37.

Auburn was well-known for her warm, affirming and engaging personality and strong Christian faith. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Portland, TX, and served in various leadership positions, including a recent mission trip to India.

Auburn was education manager at Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, TX, for 10 years and also taught biology and other subjects at Roy Miller High School in Corpus Christi, TX. She was also extremely artistic and created her own line of jewelry.

A graduate of North Forsyth High School in Winston-Salem, Auburn earned her B.S. degree in environmental biology and her M.A. in teaching from UNC Wilmington.

She is survived by her husband, Christopher Allen Buehring; her parents Gail Benning Carpenter and James E. Carpenter of Pfafftown, NC; brother Christian Benning Carpenter and wife Fran Leinbach Carpenter; nephews William Carpenter and Michael Carpenter, and niece Hope Carpenter, all of Monroe, WA.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Samaritan's Purse at