Funeral services: Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City.
Interment: Custer County Cemetery.
Dee Adrian Buchanan Pahnish, age 85 of Miles City, Montana, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at Holy Rosary Health Center in Miles City, Montana.
Dee was born in Wilson, Oklahoma to William Bryan Buchanan and Alma Jewel (Cornell) Buchanan on November 28, 1922. Dee was raised in Wilson, Oklahoma where she graduated from Ardmore High School in 1941. She was attending Murray State College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma when World War II began. Army bases were being built to train soldiers and they needed civilian personnel. Dee then went to work at Fort Howze in Gainesville, Texas, in the Finance Office, Accounting Section.Dee met Floyd Pahnish at Fort Howze. They were married on September 19, 1945. Dee and Floyd began their married life in Bozeman, Montana where Floyd resumed his education at M.S. U. Floyds studies took them to Moscow, Idaho, and then to Corvallis, Oregon. They then returned to Tucson and stayed until 1964. During this time their two children were born. They returned to Montana in 1964 when Floyd accepted a job as Superintendent of Fort Keogh Range & Livestock Research Station at Miles City. That began their many years in Montana. While the children were growing up, Dee was a stay-at-home mom. She later returned to college and earned an Associate of Arts degree from Miles City Community College in 1985. Dee also became an IRS Enrolled Agent and worked as an Income Tax Preparer for several years.
Dees interests over the years included family and friends, church activities, furthering her education and extension club as well as other organizations.
Dee is survived by her son Clark F. Pahnish and his wife Brenda of Portland, Oregon, and daughter Lori K. Pahnish McCoy and husband Kyle of Miles City, Montana. Grandchildren, Brandon C. Pahnish, Keeara McCoy and Kyra McCoy, sisters-in-law, Mildred Pahnish Decker of Boise, Idaho, Hilda Buchanan, of Norman, Oklahoma and Rochelle Buchanan Harroun of Diamondhead, Mississippi, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dee was preceded in death by her husband, O. Floyd Pahnish in 1998, and brothers, Lloyd K. Buchanan in 1964 and Lindal G. Buchanan in 2003.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 7, 2008 at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Interment will follow in the Custer County Cemetery in Miles City. Should friends wish, condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com.