Doris Louise Wilson Buchanan, 79, of Brazoria, Texas passed away Sunday, February 26, 2023, in her home surrounded by loved ones. Doris was born January 29, 1944, to Woodrow Wilson and Easter Lilly Wilson in Lampasas, Texas. She was a proud graduate of the Class of 1962 from Lampasas High School. From there she went to Tarleton University then on to work for Southwestern Bell in Houston, Texas.
Doris raced at the Alamo Drag Strip in San Antonio in the late 60s and enjoyed saltwater fishing out of Corpus Christi. She was one of the first women to become a chemical operator with Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas, working from the Mag cells, Caustic and Chlorine blocks to the Tool room, Road and Bridges, Dow purchasing and finally retiring from Dow Central and Capital Receiving with 40+ years of service. After retirement, she loved spending time with family, neighbors, her dogs, Molly the donkey, growing and taking care of her plants, and gardening.
Doris was preceded in death by her father, Woodrow Wilson; her mother, Easter Lilly Hibler, and Melvin Hibler; in-laws, W.H. (Dub) and Betty Buchanan; brothers-in-law, Wade Buchanan, Barry Finch, and Jackie Reid.
Doris is survived by her sons, Jeff Heidaker of Lake Jackson and Kurt Buchanan of Brazoria; grandsons, Collin Heidaker of Dallas and Nolan Heidaker of Lake Jackson; longtime companion and partner, Roy Buchanan of Brazoria; half-sisters, Pat Williams and Gail Wilson of Tennessee and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Special thanks to long-time neighbors, Mildred Taylor and Mary Coddou. The family would also like to thank Christina (Lucy) Moore and the HPI Hospice Nurses for their commitment during this time.
Funeral services will be held at C.T. Baker & Sons Funeral Home in West Columbia, Texas at 10 am on Friday, March 3, 2023, with visitation there on Thursday, March 2, 2023, from 5 to 7 pm. A visitation will also be held in Lampasas, Texas at Sneed-Carnley Funeral Chapel on Monday, March 6, 2023, from 12 to 2 pm. with graveside services to follow at Groves Cemetery in Lampasas at 2:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, Doris would like a donation in her name to the SPCA.