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Mr. and Mrs. Richard Buchanan

Richard and Rien (Ladda) Buchanan, formerly of Follansbee, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

The couple were married on March 1, 1972. They had a traditional Thai ceremony in Udon Thani, Thailand, and a ceremony at the 7th Radio Research Field Station in Nong Sung, Thailand.

Richard is the son of Reva and the late Lawrence Buchanan of Steubenville. Rien is the daughter of the late Wuam Senamuang and the late Phum Chamsaidee.

After retiring in North Carolina, the couple moved to Udon Thani Thailand in 2012.

They are the parents of Lien Bailey of Huntersville, N.C., and Timothy Buchanan of Bolivia, N.C. Their eldest son, Benjamin of Steubenville, died from colon cancer in 2017. They have five grandchildren.

They will be celebrating during a visit to the United States in March.

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