Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Douglas Lee Buchanan Memorial
Douglas Lee Buchanan Memorial

Douglas Lee Buchanan

Douglas Lee Buchanan

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Douglas Lee Buchanan, 61, a resident of Birdsview, WA, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017, following a brief illness.
Doug was born on October 29, 1956 in Sedro Woolley, the son of Lawrence “Toby” & Ruth (Harris) Buchanan. He was born and raised in Sedro Woolley, WA, graduating from Sedro Woolley High School with the class of 1975, after which he enlisted into the U.S. Army, proudly serving his country.
For many years, Doug worked as head of security for the Providence Point Retirement Community in Issaquah. After returning to the Skagit Valley, he worked security for the Upper Skagit Casino and then as a bus driver for Skagit Transit for several years.
Doug was an avid golfer, hosting annual tournaments and enjoyed working on his property and caring for numerous adopted animals.
Doug is survived by his father, Lawrence “Toby” Buchanan of Easton, WA; his longtime companion, Darlene Williams of Birdsview; sister, Carolyn Buchanan-Counts of Lyman, brothers, Hank Buchanan and wife Nancy of Cullowhee, NC, and Larry Buchanan of Cle Elum, WA; daughters, Nicole and Tara; 8 grandchildren; one niece, numerous nephews, cousins and extended family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Buchanan-Whitworth; brother, Robert Buchanan and step-father, James Whitworth.
Graveside services with Military Honors will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Van Zandt Cemetery in Whatcom County with Pastor Bill Bates officiating. Memorials are suggested to Skagit Humane Society in honor of Doug. Services and arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro Woolley.


  • Carolyn Buchanan

    Dearest Brother Doug, My heart is still hurting so badly with our loss of you coming so soon. I pray your with Mom, Robert, Jim, & all our family and others who have now gone and your Spirit is in Heaven knowing that we will all be together again. I’m so sorry that your two children were not there with you to say goodbye, you thought of them, I know you loved them deeply. No more pain or worries, God has you with him now and may you rest until we’re all together again. All My Love, Sis

  • Joni Eleazer

    I first met Doug when my cousin Brad Evans would ride their bicycles up to visit me when we were in Grade School. He won me a stuffed Seal one year from the Carnival. I had that for many years. We have spoke to one another recently and I gave him a hug and blew him a kiss. He will always be remembered and loved. Doug had a great smile and was very handsome. I will miss running into him from place to place.

  • Kylie

    I am one of Dougs grandchildren. My grandmother, his ex girlfriend, shared the news with me tonight. Even though i practically have no more water in me from crying so much, I know things will get better. My mother, Nichole, whom is also his daughter, loved him very much,and so do we all. he was such a caring man, and will forever be in our hearts.

  • Betty &Gary Lamphiear

    Doug. I well miss your beautiful smile & your love that you show everyone ; I am so sorry for your family who also well miss you , But some day we will all be together again. So tell then good by my dear CUS love you much

  • Tara

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. I hope you find comfort in knowing that your loved one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him & bring him back again. John 5:28,29. You have my condolences.

  • Tammy Parks

    I will forever love and miss you. I’m not good with words, but I love you so much that I can not even tell you how I feel. You have been in my life for many years and now you are gone? many laughs and smiles and kisses. I’m so happy that I got to see the smile and got my kisses before you left to see all our beautiful family awaiting you. I’m sure Laurie is holding you now❤️I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! Your cuz Tammy ???