John Allen Buchanan

September 10, 2013 • Obituaries


BuchananA graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, September 21, 2013, at South Park Cemetery for John Allen Buchanan, 73, who passed away after a short illness on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at Mission Arch Care Center. A memorial service, lunch and visitation will follow at 11 a.m. at The First Presbyterian Church, 400 West Third in [auth] Roswell.

John was born in Roswell, New Mexico, on March 22, 1940, to J.B. “Buck” Buchanan and Wanita Buchanan.

A local resident his entire life, John attended LFD, North Jr. High and Roswell High School. He graduated from Roswell High School in 1958, and attended NMSU. Through the years, he was employed as a bookkeeper for Roswell Business.

He was a member of The First Presbyterian Church. John was a compassionate and generous man who enjoyed traveling and in later years taking friends to dinner and playing cards.

Mr. Buchanan was preceded in death by his parents: J.B. “Buck” and Wanita Buchanan. John is survived by two brothers: Joe Buchanan and his wife, Barbara, of Ruidoso; Jerry and his wife, Sarah, of Taos; four nieces, two nephews and four great-nieces.

Memorial gifts may be sent to New Mexico Christian Children’s Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales, NM 88130.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

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