Michael Dale Buchanan
January 14, 1942 ~ August 3, 2016 (age 74)


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Michael Dale Buchanan, age 74, died at St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction, CO, on Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016.
The cause was West Nile Virus with CLL complications.
Born January 14, 1942 in lefteka, KS, Mike graduated from highschool in lefteka then went on to get his Bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics from Kansas University and his Master's from Carnegie Melon.
Mike was an adventurer and loved playing (& coaching) tennis, mountain biking, sailing, making new friends and traveling anywhere that wasn't too cold.
Mike made a home in many places including Kansas City, the Carribbean, Livingston, TX and Mesa, AZ.
Survivors include his 2 sons and their wives, Scott & Melissa Buchanan and Sean & Linda Buchanan w/grandson Blake, sister and husband Sherry & Mike Coughlin, several nieces and spouses w/children, and step-son and wife Terry & Karen Robinson w/granddaughter Erica.



Mike Buchanan passed away peacefully this morning at the hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, after contracting West Nile virus last month.
His sons and family were with him at the time.
Mike was a good man and will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are also with Joyce and with Mike's other family members.
Tom


My husband and I just met Mike last winter while staying in Mesa AZ.
We always appreciated his warm and open spirit.
We enjoyed many dinners together, occasionally played a few tunes, and spent time together on the tennis courts and hiking trails.
We count ourselves lucky to have gotten to know him, and will miss him.
We wanted to express our sympathies to his family for your loss. Maureen & Dave Jacobson. Kimberley BC, Canada

Joyce JR Long
Rest in peace Mike Buchanan. He passed away at 8:15 mountain time this morning.
Through our ups and downs we had some incredibly wonderful times and I will never forget it.
Mike will always be my one true love no matter that we had more downs than ups in the last few years.

Mike was a wonderful guy and played tough tennis.
He gave a lot of himself to help others.
We will all miss his friendly smile, and his wonderful nature.
Our thoughts and prayers are also with Joyce and with Mike's other family members.
Frank and Nancy Spitters

Mike was filled with the joy of tennis, and teaching others.
His smile was very contagious, and was always upbeat.
I will miss playing Mixed Doubles with him, and we came close to winning one the the Mixed Tournaments and will hope we get another chance on one of Gods Courts.
It was such an honored knowing him and calling him a friend.
He was always willing to help when it was needed.
Condolences to his family for this huge loss.
Paula Smith

Mike spent many hours on the tennis courts trying his best to make tennis players out of us.
His efforts were always greatly appreciated and will be missed.
Sympathies to his family for their loss.
Don & Pam Lee