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Marilynn Connor Buchan

April 16, 1939 — December 1, 2021

Marilynn (Lynn, Kelly) Connor Buchan, of Davidson, NC died on December 1, 2021.
Marilynn was born in Greenville, SC on April 16, 1939 to Wilton M. Connor Sr. and Marion Davis Connor Woodruff.  Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, B. Fredrick Buchan and her stepfather, Harvey Woodruff.
She is survived by her brother, Wilton M. Connor (Catherine) and her sisters, Charlotte Woodruff, Debbie Woodruff Birdsong (Bill), and Ann Woodruff Newton (Randy), along with 10 nieces and nephews.
During high school, Lynn participated in the American Field Service Students Abroad program, courageously sailing to Denmark for a year, living as a Dane.  After graduating from Myers Park High School, class of 1957, she attended Greensboro Women’s College (now UNC Greensboro).  She married her high school sweetheart, Fred Buchan.  She was a loving and devoted support to Fred’s long career as an attorney with the US Justice Department.
Marilynn and Fred lived near Washington DC for 40 years before retiring to New Bern, NC.  Fred and Lynn enjoyed a life of friends, family and golf, playing the courses around the world and often at Hobbits Glen, Harbour Point and Taberna Country Clubs.  She enjoyed music, literature, and all the performing arts.  The Buchans relocated to The Pines at Davidson in 2015, happy to be back home and nearer to family.
The family is grateful for the healthcare attendants at The Pines and Novant’s Hospice and Palliative Care of Huntersville: gentle care given with generosity, sensitivity and professionalism.
Arrangements are in the care of Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home.  Her memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on December 21, 2021 in their Chapel at 16901 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC,28078.  With CDC COVID protocols in place, guests are requested to distance, and mask. The service will be live streamed for those who cannot attend in person.  Several minutes before the service begins, a link will be posted at the bottom of Marilyn's obituary on the Raymer-Kepner website at
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Symphony Guild of Charlotte’s Education Endowment Fund; 338 Sharon Amity, PMB #308; Charlotte, NC  28211.
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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

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