Barbara Jeannette Buchanan

April 21, 1936 - January 10, 2023

Barbara Jeannette Buchanan (nee Morland) passed away January 10, 2023 at the age of 86. She was born on April 21, 1936 in Detroit. Barbara was the loving wife of the late Duane for 56 years; devoted mother of Christopher (Peggy) Buchanan and Tracey (Chris) Laurie; cherished grandmother of Sydney Laurie; and dear aunt to many nieces and nephews. Barbara is preceded in death by her siblings and their spouses; William (Martine) Morland, Patricia Morland, and Betty (Marvin) Finnerty.

Barbara was a great cook and baker and was always generous with her treats. She loved celebrating birthdays and Christmas time, decorating her house and making Christmas cookies to share.

Barbara also liked to plant flowers in her garden and go rock hunting. She enjoyed bowling, visiting northern Michigan, and watching birds in their birdhouses. Barbara was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.

Barbara Jeannette Morland married Duane Ronald Buchanan on August 6, 1966.

Duane Ronald Buchanan passed away November 7, 2022 at the age of 83. He was born on May 20, 1939 in Flint. Duane was the loving husband of Barbara for 56 years;  devoted father of Christopher (Peggy) Buchanan and Tracey (Chris) Laurie; cherished grandfather of Sydney Laurie; caring brother of Bonnie (late Dale) Partee, Carol (Rob), Robert (Johnnie Jean), Dennis (Brenda), and Ron (Irene); and dear uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Duane liked hunting and fishing. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.

Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan’s family will receive friends on Thursday, January 19, at 10:00 a.m. until the time of their Funeral Service at 12:00 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Mrs. Buchanan will be laid to rest at Parkview Cemetery, Livonia.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made in Barbara’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association and in Duane’s name to the American Cancer Society.

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