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Shirley Ann Buchanan

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Shirley Ann Buchanan

August 23, 2018

Phoenix - Survived by children, Patricia (Jon) Garber, Diane Dodd, John Buchanan and Beth Buchanan; grandchildren, Joshua, Jordan, Jamie and Jody Garber, Jennifer, Sarah and Erin Dodd, Lance Buchanan, Cody Burt, Hunter Burt, Wade Buchanan, Courtney Buchanan and Audri Highfill; great-grandson, Jameson Heule; brother, Michael (Patricia) Camelia; sister, Susan Lee; former daughter in law Laura Bradford-Buchanan, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceded in death by husband of 44 years, Norman Davis Buchanan; grandchildren, Tifani Buchanan, Jason Garber and Tatiana Buchanan; father, Louis D. Camelia; step-mother, Ruth M. Camelia; mother, Helen Leathe; brother, Paul Camelia; son-in-law, Randal J. Dodd; and brother-in-law, Charles A. Lee. Shirley moved to Phoenix in 1976 from Boston. Shirley had a keen mind and always challenged herself, had a strong work ethic, was resourceful, creative, fiercely loyal and endearingly stubborn. Early on, Shirley worked at various jobs such as waitressing, a phone answering service, the IRS, and a semiconductor company. In Arizona, she worked the switchboard at Del Webb's Townehouse, moving on to telecommunications, retiring from Honeywell. An avid reader, she always knew obscure facts. Shirley's varied interests included air shows, parades, drum corps competitions, zoos, museums, aquariums, concerts, night fishing, camping, animals and bingo. Shirley enjoyed life and all it had to offer. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Inurnment September 26, 2018 at 11AM, National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ, US, 85024.


1580 Century Point

Eagan, MN 55121

Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 9, 2018
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