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 Laura Mae <I>Cowley</I> Buchanan

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Laura Mae Cowley Buchanan

  • Birth 25 Feb 1892 Venice, Sevier County, Utah, USA
  • Death 26 Aug 1922 Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Venice, Sevier County, Utah, USA
  • Memorial ID 15789713

She is the daughter of Joseph Curtis Cowley (1869-1942) and Minnie Ann Wall (1875-1953)and was married to Christian Leroy (Roy) Buchanan (1891-1975) and was the mother of 3 children.

Afton Buchanan (1914- )
Elmo Dwain Buchanan (1915-1998)
Iris Buchanan (1918-1991)



Gloom and sadness settled over the little town of Venice Saturday when it was learned that Mrs. Leroy Buchanan well loved church and community worker had died from appendicitis. Mrs. Buchanan was taken to the Richfield Hospital Saturday morning, but an examination disclosed the fact that the disease had made such ravages on her system that an operation could not be successful, and her husband and relatives were so informed. She died later in the day although she prayed hard to live.

Decedent was the daughter of Bishop and Mrs. C.W. Cowley and the wife of Leroy Buchanan. She is survived by these, and leaves three children and a number of brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held Tuesday. The speakers were G. Brugger, Mrs. Annie Davis of the Relief Society, H.H. Bell, R.D. Young and Bishop George Brugger and many beautiful things were said of the young wife and mother. Music was furnished by the ward choir, a duet by the Heppler sisters and a solo by Lena Pool. The community is
grief stricken over the demise of this worthy young women.

Richfield Reaper
31 August 1922

Brothers and sisters

1. Laura May Cowley (1892-1922) married to Roy Buchanan (1891-1975)

2. Elmo Jay Cowley (1894-1895)
3. Joseph Elmer Cowley (1895-1985)
4. Fannie Louise Cowley (1897-1950) married to Leigh Richmond Allred (1895-1971)
5. Francis Charles Cowley (1900-1965) married to Eliza Venola Ohlwler (1896-1995).

6. Naomi Clarissa Cowley (1902-1995) married to Clarence Emron Buchanan (1896-1968)
7.Anthony Oscar Cowley (1903-1967) married to Irene Shaw
8.Elva Clay Cowley (1906-1998) married to Stanley Davis (1902-1984)
9. Angus Wayne Cowley (1910-1960) married to Ruby Dixon
10.Jessie Cowley (1915-1982)
11. Elda Marian Cowley (1920-1986) married to George Albert Olsen (1911-2006)

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  • Created by: Max Turpin
  • Added: 17 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15789713
  • Enid Jamison
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Laura Mae Cowley Buchanan (25 Feb 1892–26 Aug 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15789713, citing Venice Cemetery, Venice, Sevier County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Max Turpin (contributor 46863402) .