Loretta (Zabalveitia) Buchan

Obituary of Loretta Edna (Zabalveitia) Buchan

Loretta Edna Buchan was born on September 8, 1939 to Elena Maria and Miguel N. Zabalveitia Sr. in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Loretta passed away on Sunday evening, March 19, in the comfort of her home with her loving husband, Tom and her three puppies, Cindy, Daisy, and Rosie at her bedside. 

Loretta was a long-standing member of the Chadbourn Spanish Gospel Mission that her father Miguel, helped build and is now known as the Chadbourn Community Church. It is the last standing building in the historic Conejos neighborhood. Loretta worked for several years at the Broadmoor Hotel as wait staff. She also worked at the Antler's Hotel as a waitress and cashier. Later, she became a floral designer and a caregiver for elderly people.

Loretta was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, and sister and the love of my life. 

Loretta is preceded in death by her parents; five sisters; and her son Donnie R. Young. 

She has one living brother Miguel Zabalveitia; and two daughters, Roberta Jean Schuster and Sandra Ann Arzdorf.

She was laid to rest on Thursday, March 30 at the Pikes Peak National Cemetery. 

Celebration of Life, 11:00AM, Sunday April 23, 2023, Chadbourn Community Church, 402 South Conejos Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Loretta's name to the Chadbourn Community Church.

She will truly be missed!!

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Celebration of Life

11:00 am
Sunday, April 23, 2023
Chadbourn Community Church
402 South Conejos St.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States