Lewis “Pete” Buchanan, 76, a resident of The Dalles, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the local Veteran’s Home in The Dalles.
He was born on February 16, 1938 in Culman County, Alabama, the second of six children to Forney and Arila (Bates) Buchanan. Pete was raised in Maupin, graduating from Maupin High School in 1957. After high school Pete joined the US Navy, serving on the USS Ranger aircraft carrier. He returned to The Dalles and went to work at Martin Marietta, while attending night school at Poly Tech in Portland for civil engineering. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, rebuilding old cars and was a member of First Christian Church in The Dalles.
Pete is survived by his wife, Kathleen Buchanan of The Dalles; his children, LaDonna Harn, Stacie Agidius and Robert and his wife Rose Buchanan, all of The Dalles; his step-children, Tony and his wife Susan Needham of Paso Robles, CA and Michelle Adams of Portland, OR; 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and his two brothers, Harold and his wife Merle Buchanan and JR Buchanan all of Portland, OR. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Jesse, Jimmy and Howard Buchanan and his parents.
Memorial Services will be held at First Christian Church in The Dalles on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 11am with Mike Wilson officiating. Memorials may be made to Home At Last. Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
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