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Donald E. Buchanan

(Jan. 21, 1925 - Sept. 30, 2012)

Donald E. Buchanan, of Powell, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 in his home. He was 87.

He was born in Okanogan, Wash. on Jan. 21, 1925 to William and Ruth (Estele) Buchanan.

Donald was married to Pauline (Crocker) Buchanan and served in the Navy. Later, he worked as an engineer at the Boeing Airplane Company for 35 years. He was a Gideon for many years. Don belonged to the National Rifle Association and as an avid hunter, he went to Africa and came home with six or eight trophies. He also loved to fish. He loved teaching the older men’s Sunday school class at Southern Baptist Church.

Donald is survived by his wife, Polly; children Mike Buchanan of Hawaii, Rick Buchanan and Tina Buchanan, both of California; stepchildren Jim Gunderson of Houston, Texas, Sandy Marinelli and Jane Whittle, both of Washington and Darlene Lamb of Powell; brother-in-law Willie Crocker; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents; sister Jean Young; and stepson Al Gunderson.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. at First Southern Baptist Church, 700 East Madison St., Powell, WY 82435.

Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family at


  • posted by Kim Curtis

    October 09, 2012 9:44 pm

    Our sympathy is with you and all your family. We always enjoyed visiting with you when we were your neighbors. I know you have good memories to enjoy. Sincerely, Troy and Kim Curtis

  • posted by Connie and Marie Lamb

    October 08, 2012 2:45 pm

    Our sympathy is with you and your family at this time.
    The Lamb Family from ALASKA

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