Loveland political activist Tom Buchanan dies

Tom Buchanan poses for a photo in his U.S. Marine Corps uniform.

Longtime political activist and founder of the Loveland 912 Project Tom Buchanan died Friday, and friends and family are hosting events to honor his memory this weekend.

Tom, 63, suffered a heart attack, and his family will hold a viewing at 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Allnutt Funeral Home, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave.

His service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Message of Life Ministries, 605 18th St. SW, where the Loveland 912 Project meetings are typically held.

Those attending the funeral are invited to participate in a potluck following the service.

Additionally, friends and family will be hosting a Tribute to Tom Rally at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Hammond Amphitheater at Lake Loveland at 29th Street and Taft Avenue.

Tom Buchanan poses for a photo in his U.S. Marine Corps uniform. (Special to the Loveland Reporter-Herald)

Friends are also collecting donations to help the family cover costs at

Tom's wife Dorié said she admired Tom's artistic talents, his "get 'er done" attitude and his green thumb.

Dorié and Tom had been married for more than 27 years and raised 10 children together.

"He was always ready to help someone," she said of her husband. "He was a rabble-rouser, too, and everybody knows him as that."

Tom served for three years in the Marine Corps, ran for elected office, helped candidates running for office with their campaigns, led projects with the Marine Corps League, worked with veterans and assisted others through various groups such as Alcoholi....

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