Bruce Albert Buchanan

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12/18/1943 – 07/31/2023

Obituary for Bruce Buchanan

Dr. Bruce Albert Buchanan passed away peacefully at home on July 31, 2023 at the age of 79. He was born to Robert Amos Buchanan and Gertrude Wahl Buchanan in San Diego, California on December 18, 1943.

Bruce grew up in Helper, Utah and attended Carbon County High school. He met his wife, Ruth Rasmussen there and they later were married on July 1, 1967 in Salt Lake City. Bruce joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1975, and was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on June 1, 1977. They raised their six children in Las Cruces and Farmington, New Mexico. While living in Gilbert Arizona in February of 2015, Bruce said goodbye to Ruth as she passed on from this life.

He was later married to Pamela Russell. They made their home in Holladay, Utah. Bruce served in the Church in various callings and cherished his time as a Stake Patriarch. He was an expert fly fisherman and enjoyed sharing his talents with others on the water.

He is survived by his wife Pamela, his children with Ruth, Heather (Bradford) Pack and Kristi (Jeffrey) Cutler, sons Ryan (Rachel) Buchanan, Bevan (Amanda) Buchanan, Spencer (Kari) Buchanan, Adam (Lisa) Buchanan, 23 grandchildren who knew him as Grampi/Papa Bruce; Christopher, Elise, Bruce, Alice, Johnathan, Annie Kate, Caroline, Sally Jane, Luke, Elle, Jane, Kate, Liam, Asher, Kingston, Savannah, Moirah, Cozette, Zelda, Ryan, Beckham, Max, and Jett, as well as a Great Grandson, Jeremy. Along with Pam’s sons and daughters and 13 grandchildren who lovingly called him ‘Purple Boots’.

Funeral services will be held at 12pm. on Friday, August 4th, 2023, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse on 2625 E Milo Way Holladay, Utah. A viewing will be held at the church on Friday, August 4th from 10:30am-11:45am prior to the services.

He will be interred at the Cliffview Cemetery, 2100 East 800 North, Price, Utah on Saturday, August 5th at 12pm.

Flowers are welcome or you can consider a contribution to the General Missionary fund for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which can be done through the link below.

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