Willie Mae Buchanan

Willie Mae Buchanan, of Springfield, Virginia passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the age of 95.
Willie was born on September 3, 1922 to Willis W. Magee and Stella Floy Bearden in Oglesby, Texas. After graduating from the National Business School,she traveled to the Pentagon where she met and married Everts Reed “Bucky” Buchanan of Grand Island, Nebraska in 1949. Willie and Bucky were sweethearts for 52 years. Most notably Willie was a stenographer at the Neuremburg trial and an awarded winning artist. She also attended Parkwood Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Silas and Jack Magee, sisters Marcelle Baudoux, Evelyn Powell and Rosalyn Magee; as well as a niece, Nancy Cook.
Survivors include her sons William R. Buchanan and Ronald R. Buchanan; grandchildren Mark R. Buchanan, Kevin R. Buchanan and Mary E. Buchanan; nieces, Paula Baudoux, Marilyn Pound; and nephews, John C. Baudoux and Jack Magee, Jr. 
Graveside services will be held at 9 AM on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to CAPITAL CARING (Hospice) 2900 Telestar Court | Falls Church, Virginia 22042

7 Responses to Willie Mae Buchanan

  1. Tim & Debi Marsh says:

    Tim & I were sad to hear of the passing of your dear Mom. We know you will miss her.
    We are thinking of you and your family and extend our condolences.

  2. Connie Bowling says:

    So sorry for your loss. Bucky always spoke lovingly of your mom. Someone once told me that if you look up to the stars, the one that is twinkling brightest to you, is person you lost just letting you know they are happy and watching over you.

  3. Larry & Carole McElvain says:

    Willie was a beautiful and gracious lady. She and Bucky were good neighbors and we have many happy memories. So sorry for you loss.

  4. Frank and Gallagher says:

    Ron and Bill and Family…..

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother.
    She was a wonderful woman and you’ve both been goods sons in caring for her for a long time…
    You know you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Frank and Maryann Gallagher

  5. Lisa-Marie Lane says:

    Ron, Bill and family,

    Sending heartfelt sympathy to your family. We are sorry to hear about your loss.

    Lisa-Marie & Jim Lane

  6. Carter Wagoner says:

    I have memories of the Buchanan’s going back 55 years…. everybody was little, young and moving into a brand new neighborhood. We lived one street over and would cut thru the neighbors yards to the Buchanan’s, and when the fences came, we climbed the fence. Mr. Buchanan had a nickname for Mrs. and I can still see and hear him call her “Zeek.” Is that correct Ronnie and Bill? They had a Packard when they moved to Kings Park and there was always very cool stuff in their garage. Mrs. Buchanan was very much an artist and she was the only person I ever knew who could decorate a hubcap and have it hanging in her dining room and looking like it belonged there (the Buchanan’s home was always a beautiful place). I could write for pages… I miss those days and feel blessed to have a zillion memories. God speed to all. Carter

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