Aletha Alice Buchanan


September 8, 1917 - July 11, 2011


Aletha Alice Buchanan was born September 8, 1917, at White Lake, SD, to George and Helen (Lloyd) Husman. She attended school in Lyman County and graduated from Reliance High School. She graduated from Wessington Springs Junior College and taught school in rural and private schools throughout South Dakota for forty-five years. On August 9, 1945, she married Paul W. Buchanan in Omaha, NE. She graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell in 1970. She loved to crochet and make afghans for family and friends. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

She is survived by two daughters, Paulette Beavers and husband, Dean of Kearney, NE, Brenda Satterlee and husband, Wayne of Mitchell; one sister, Irene Wright of White Lake, SD; five grandchildren: Michael Satterlee, Holly Fortier, Dave Satterlee, Heidi Barnhouse, Brett Mattheis, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter, Stephanie Mattheis, two brothers and two sisters.


Thursday, July 14, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, July 15, 2011
11:00 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


White Lake Cemetery
Friday, July 15, 2011 ~ 2:00 PM
White Lake, South Dakota

Posted by Anna Thompson on July 18, 2011
I was a student at St. Mary's School when she taught there and she worked with my grandma Eunice Crazy Bull. We all have many fond memories of Mrs. Buchanan and the girls still mention her in, Facebook and when we get together for reunions. She was a very special lady to all of us.
Posted by Elwin & Rosalie Hohn on July 16, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Rose Reinhart on July 13, 2011
Rest in peace, Auntie Lee! You will be missed by all of us.
Posted by Tim & Peggy Lester family on July 13, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Husman family. Nobody made better 'Gizzies' than Aunty Lee. Love you all.
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