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Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel
Monday June 6th, 2022
3:00pm - 7:00pm

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Conemaugh Valley Grace Brethren Church
Tuesday June 7th, 2022
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Conemaugh Valley Grace Brethren Church
Tuesday June 7th, 2022

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Betty Y. Buchan

Buchan – Betty Y. 94, East Taylor Township, went to be with the Lord on June 1st, 2022, at home. Born on May 26, 1928, in Johnstown, daughter of Howard M. and Marguerite (Moffit) Good. Reunited with loving husband, Nicholas Buchan Sr., and son Christopher Michael Buchan. She is survived by children Marlene Buchan, Nicholas Jr married to the former Sally E. Callen, and Cheryl, wife of James Vautar, all of East Taylor Township; grandchildren, James Vautar, Nicole (Joseph Antal III), Marissa, (Chris Brainard) and Stephanie, (Will Urban Jr.) all of East Taylor Township; Rachelle (Nikolas Brown) and Leah (Aaron Peterson) both residing in Oregon. Great grandchildren, Tyler, Isaac, Gage, Blake, Peyton, Luke, Olivia, Mason, and Nolan. Great-Great grandson Connor. Brother-in-law, Petty Gjurich, and several nieces and nephews. Betty was a 1946 graduate of Franklin High School. She worked at Penn Traffic as a salesclerk in the jewelry department. She was a member of the Conemaugh Church of the Brethren, where she taught bible school and Sunday school.  Betty’s true calling in life was being a mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cross word puzzles, reading her Bible, and gardening. For years she enjoyed baking, cooking, and hosting Sunday dinners. She loved fishing, boating, and camping at Raystown Lake with her husband, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law. Above all, Betty lived for her family. Betty’s family would like thank all of Senior Life and their staff for kindness and loving support. Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Monday at the Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Tuesday at Conemaugh Valley Grace Brethren Church with the Pastor Patrick Himes officiating. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family suggests contributions be directed to Conemaugh Valley Grace Brethren Church, 1256 William Penn Ave, Johnstown, PA 15906 in memory of Betty. On line condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Betty Buchan

JoAnn J Jun 7 2022 6:08 AM


JEAN THORNTON Jun 6 2022 1:33 PM

To the entire Buchan Family. You have my deepest sympathies. Gram was a fantastic loving woman i feel blessed to have known her. RIP Beautiful lady. I love you 💔🙏🏻

Robin Jun 6 2022 12:38 PM

Our sincere sympathy to all of you in the loss of Betty. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Love and prayers, Larry and Carrol Saintz

Carrol Saintz Jun 6 2022 12:00 PM

Marlene, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. May she Rest In Peace.

Betty Vinosky McCormick Jun 4 2022 1:04 PM

I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. Betty will always hold a place in my heart. My family an the Buchan family go way back beyond even my years. With that said you have our deepest condolences.

The Wike family Jun 4 2022 12:29 AM

Jim and Cheryl, just saw the passing of your mother, my condolences to you both.

Tony Rametta Jun 3 2022 7:36 PM

It's with deepest sincerity to you Cheryl, Nickie, and Marlene along with the grandchildren and other family. I pray God holds you in his hands. Giving you his comfort, mercy, peace and grace in this time. I hold you mother deer to me, along with you all in my thoughts and prayers. I will never forget past time with your family.

Edward Long Jun 3 2022 3:09 AM

God's peace and comfort to Betty's family, as she has finally returned home for her great reward.

Edna Powell Jun 2 2022 10:43 PM

To Marlene,Nick and Sherri my deepest condolences to you and your families! Betty was such a sweet lady! Always so kind and caring to me! I will always love her and know she is in heaven with the Angels! Bless her and your family!💜

Pam Dubovi Jun 2 2022 3:49 PM

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