Randolph (Randy) Ellis Buchanan, age 65, was born May 2, 1950 to parents Ellis & Ruby Buchanan. He passed away peacefully August 20, 2015 at Skagit Valley Hospital.
Randy was raised in Clear Lake, WA and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 1969.
He married Linda Waite in 1969 and they shared 46 years of marriage in Day Creek, WA.
Randy worked for his dad at A&B Shake mill salvaging downed cedar in the woods and later sawed shakes in the mill until he was disabled. He was a Day Creek volunteer fireman for 11 years. Fishing, pheasant hunting, and camping were his favorite past times.
Randy is survived by his family that he dearly loved; his parents, Ellis & Ruby; wife Linda; daughter, Cherie (Jason) Buchanan-Kaech and their children, Lorissa Bumgarner and her fiancé Jesse Hunt and their sons, Waylon and Wiley Hunt and Jacob and Austin Kaech; daughter, Tara Swenson and husband Matt and their children, Curtis and Mason Swenson and Carrie (Richard) Phillips; sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Brian Waite and their sons, Bryce (Molly) Waite and their children B.J. and Hailey Waite, and Colby Waite and his children Alyx and Weston Waite; his parents-in-law, Donald & Donna Waite and his brother-in-law, John (Suzanne) Waite. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, with a close relationship to cousin Fred Tewalt and nephew Bryce Waite. Per Randy’s request, there will be no funeral service. Donations may be made in his memory to the Day Creek Fire Department #16, 31693 S. Skagit Hwy, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.