Elinor ‘Ellie’ Felicia (Carlson) Buchanan, 93

Print Article

Elinor “Ellie” Buchanan was born in Moose, Wyoming, on Jan. 9, 1925, to Roger Frederick Carlson and Lauretta Marie Sensenbach Carlson. The family soon moved to California and then returned to Moose and Jackson, Wyoming, in 1931. Later they moved to Rock Springs, where Ellie graduated from high school in 1942.

She worked in a dental office until her enlistment into the Navy WAVES on Feb. 13, 1945. She took her boot training at Hunter College in New York and Hospital Training Corps at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. This was the first year women entered the service and she proudly served her country. Ellie was assigned to the Oaknoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, California, and worked there until honorably discharged June 13, 1946, as World War II had ended.

She returned to Wyoming and worked in the surgical department at Rock Springs General Hospital, then worked in an accounting office until her marriage to Chester “Buck” Buchanan on Aug. 20, 1947. Their daughter, Penny Lee Buchanan, was born June 14, 1950, in Casper, Wyoming. In March of 1951, the family moved to Miles City, where Buck was transferred with Social Security Agency and later another transfer brought them to Kalispell in January of 1961.

Twenty five of their best years were spent living on Brown’s Gulch in Mountain Brook where they knew most of their neighbors and entertained often in their garden. It was here that they adopted many friends as family.

Ellie is survived by Penny of Rathdrum, Idaho; and her brothers, Gene (JoAnne) and Chuck (Jan).

Her husband, Buck, parents and two sisters, Eunice and Gabby preceded her in death.

She was cared for and loved by many close friends during her final days and shared so many interesting stories of her 93 years.

A memorial service was held Feb. 28 at Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home, followed by a military salute by the VFW.

Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home is caring for the family.

Print Article

Read More Obituaries

Benny Ray Benson, 69

September 25, 2018 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Benny Ray Benson was born Dec. 3, 1948, to Robert and Donna Benson in Livingston, Montana. On Sept. 20, 2018, Benny Benson lost his courageous battle with cancer. He graduated from Park High Schoo...

Comments

Read More

Karen Kay (Blankenship) Epperly, 78

September 25, 2018 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake On Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, Karen Kay (Blankenship) Epperly passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Immanuel Lutheran Skilled Nursing Facility. Grammy Kay died the way she lived, wi...

Comments

Read More

Eleanor D. ‘Ellie’ Weinrich, 96

September 23, 2018 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Eleanor D. “Ellie” Weinrich, 96, of Littleton, Colorado, passed away Sept. 16, 2018. She is survived by her beloved husband of 69 years, Ray. She was preceded in death by her children, Candace and...

Comments

Read More

Raymond ‘Fred’ Mehring, 91

September 23, 2018 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Raymond “Fred” Mehring was born March 22, 1927, to Raymond R. Mehring and Ethel Carlson in Laurium, Michigan. He passed away in his home on Sept. 13, 2018, in Martin City at the age of 91. He was ...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 755-7000
727 East Idaho
Kalispell, MT 59901

©2018 Daily Inter Lake Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X