Carl Meredith Buchanan
(1930 - 2009)

Carl Meredith Buchanan

Washington, United States of America
July 18, 1930

Colorado, United States of America
June 7, 2009

Gardening, Reading, Classic cars, Broadway musicals, Camping, U.S. History
Carl Meredith Buchanan passed away on June 7, 2009, in Denver.

He was born on July 18, 1930, in Seattle to Carl and Ercy Buchanan. As a child, he moved to Southeast Alaska where he graduated from Sitka High School in 1948.

Carl raised a family of four while living and working in the Seattle area for a number of years before returning to Alaska. In 1970, he, his wife Beverly and their young son moved to Fairbanks, where he attended the University of Alaska and received his bachelor of science degree in sociology. Upon graduating, he took a job with the Bureau of Land Management, which took him to Denver, Phoenix and eventually back to Lakewood, Colo., where he retired in 1994.

Shortly after his retirement, he began working part-time at Wal-Mart as a people greeter. He enjoyed the company of his co-workers and frequent shoppers. He made 12 years worth of friends there.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Buchanan and Ercy Wylie; his brother, Don Buchanan; stepfather, Wes Wylie; and his brother-in-law, Eugene "Sketch" Pasinski.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Buchanan; his children, Mike and Judy Buchanan, Kathy and Gary Baxter, Bruce Buchanan and Lori Kyte, Loree and John Droullard, Steve and Jen Buchanan, Amy Buchanan and Stephanie McGinnis and Jared Buchanan; sister, Nadene Pasinski; brother, Garner and Melitta Buchanan; and sister-in-law, Virginia Buchanan. He is also survived by nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and his beloved dogs, Maggie and Max.

Carl was a loving and devoted husband and father. He enjoyed gardening, classic cars, Broadway musicals, reading and camping. He had room in his heart for all of us and will be remembered for his charming sense of humor and wisdom for living in the present.

A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m., June 19, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Ferndale, Wash. Interment of cremains will follow at Enterprise Cemetery.

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Looking through the photos again and just keeps bringing back great memories of all the family. Miss you Uncle Carl.
Douglas Buchanan (Nephew)
October 28th, 2010
This is harder than I thought it would be...just wanted to check in and leave a note. I guess I'm moving on the best I can, but it's still hard. I miss you Pop!
Steve Buchanan (Son)
June 7th, 2010
Some of my best memories of Dad are the great christmas's he gave us when we were little. He always made them so much fun, and we were spoiled just a little too much. And he loved decorating the house and listening to christmas music. I'm sure thats the reason why I love it so much too.
loree droullard (daughter)
January 20th, 2010
I've been thinking about you a lot this week, Dad. I miss you...
Amy Buchanan (Daughter)
December 2nd, 2009
We were so sorry to hear about Carl's passing but wanted you to know that we have thought about you, Bev, & kids so often & know you are missing Carl every day. He was such a great guy & very generous as well. We remember visiting Denver & on short notice calling you & your door was always open. We remember his perfection whenever he did anything because he wanted his project to look perfect & believe it did! We did not know him in his late years but remember his sense of humor & appreciated it. Again Bev & family, we are so sorry in your loss & sorry this is coming to you late as well. Warmly, Penny & Al Davis
Penny/Al Davis (friends( once neighbors))
September 7th, 2009
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"Was so very sorry to hear of Carl's passing. He was such a wonderful person. He was very proud of his family and shone with love for you all. He had so much compassion for everyone. All of us who worked for him at BLM thought the world of him. "
Sunny Johnson
December 15th, 2009
"I am so sorry of hear of Carl's passing. I thought the world of Carl. He was a wonderful man and friend and will be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with Beverly, Steven, Amy and Jared."
Gaye Paquet
June 19th, 2009


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