Beverly Buchanan-Peck was born April 14, 1922, in Missoula, Montana. Her parents were Mary Ethel Heath and Edward LaTrace of Heppner, Oregon. Her childhood years were spent on her parents homestead in Ritter, Oregon. She married Harold Leo Buchanan on July 7, 1947 in Vancouver, Washington. Mom and Dad moved to Hermiston in 1957 where they raised and trained Quarter Horses. Together they were instrumental in starting the first Jr. Rodeo in Hermiston.
Harold died on July 28, 1974. On June 29, 1990, she married Howard Peck in Hermiston, Oregon. Beverly died peacefully at her home in Hammond, Oregon, on December 26, 2018.
Beverly worked as a Field Director for Camp Fire Girls from 1958 to 1966 and worked as a bookkeeper in the insurance business from 1966 to 1990. She passionately spent about 30 years volunteering with local youth organizations including Camp Fire Girls, Dog and Horse 4-H Clubs. She was Superintendent of the Umatilla County Fair Home Economics and Dog Shows. She was a charter member of the Hermiston Altrusa Club.
She was a loving and dedicated mother and grandmother. Her family was always her priority. She had a love for animals, gardening and traveling. In her later years she kept busy researching family genealogy and volunteering for various organizations on the Oregon Coast.
Mom is survived by her children: Linda Jean Buchanan (& Nolan Deceased) Giddings of Warrenton, Oregon, Gerry Leigh Buchanan (& Bill) Beauchamp of Auburn, California and Alan Ray ( & Lisa) Buchanan of Hammond, Oregon.
And 7 grandchildren: Cynthia Giddings Sturgell, Larry Giddings, Lloyd Giddings, Vonda Buchanan, Jeff Beauchamp, Bill Beauchamp, and Kari Beauchamp.
Additionally, she has 17 great-grandchildren: Jennifer Bartlett, Laura Dow, Kenny Standring, Alexis Giddings, Ethen Giddings, Victoria Giddings-Sullivan, Kevin Giddings, Cody Luck, Derek Luck, Ashley Beauchamp, Bryce Beauchamp, Makayla Beauchamp, Hanna Beauchamp, Connor Beauchamp, Karleigh Beauchamp, and Jacob Vassallo; and 4 great-great grandchildren; and several half-brothers and sisters from Missoula, Montana.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at the Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Oregon.
Please leave online condolences for Beverly’s family at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.