Jeanie (Rice) Buchanan
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Jeanie (Rice) Buchanan

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The Rice family has a long line of hereditary Polycystic Kidney Disease. If a person has it, each child of theirs has a 50% chance of also inheriting it. My family is 75%.
Jeanie J. Buchanan formerly Rice
Born 1940s.
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Sister of [private brother (1950s - unknown)], and
Mother of [private son (1970s - unknown)] and [private son (1970s - unknown)]
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00:13: Jeanie (Rice) Buchanan edited the Biography for Jeanie (Rice) Buchanan. (Bio improvement. ) [Thank Jeanie for this]
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I was born in Moscow, Idaho to Don Rice and Ev Young. I was named after my father as Donna Jean Rice, but always went by my middle name. (A personal cross to bear as I am always coming to a form or application that does not allow this! Even Wikitree.) I have always been "Jeanie." I graduated from Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane, Washington in June 1967. I graduated from Eastern Washington State College, Cheney, Washington, in June 1971 with a BA in Social Work, and minors in Music, Psychology, and Sociology.

I married Larry Buchanan on December 19, 1969. We had two sons and then were divorced February 22, 1977.

In 1978, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)[1]. However, I learned that I was actually born with PKD. PKD is a genetic kidney disease, 50% inheritable by each child of a parent who has PKD. I have traced PKD through my Dad, Don Rice. who inherited it from his mother, my Grandmother Alberta Rice. I have found it in two of her sisters, so far, and I am continuing my research to see which great grandparent was affected by PKD.

Both of my Dad's siblings had PKD, but each only passed it on to one of four children. Dad passed it to three of his four children. I went on dialysis in 2009 and had a kidney transplant in 2016. My brother and sister both had kidney transplants before me. My sister's new kidney eventually failed and she went on dialysis for six years before passing away from kidney failure due to Polycystic Kidney Disease.

I speak to nursing and medical students about living with PKD.


  1. "What is Polycystic Kidney Disease?"
  • Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Washington State Divorce Indexes, 1969-2014
  • Washington, U.S., Divorce Index, 1969-2017 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2017.
  • Original data: Washington State Divorce Indexes, 1969-2017. Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington.

Notable Ancestors

Noah Webster Jr., L.L.D. (Young line)

Noah Webster Jr., L.L.D. is my 5th Great Grandfather
Donna “Jean” (Rice) Buchanan
Evelyne Ophelia (Young) Rice
William Nelson Young
Myrtle Dell (Mills) Young
Evaline Ophelia (Price) (widow of Silas Mills) Cronbaugh
Polly Ann (Goodrich) Price
Frances Julianna (Webster) Goodrich
Noah Webster Jr., L.L.D.


Descendant of Elizabeth (Gookin) Greenleaf (1861-1762), considered the first female pharmacist in the Colonies.
Elizabeth (Gookin) Greenleaf (Young line)
Elizabeth (Gookin) Greenleaf is considered the first female pharmacist in the Colonies. She is the grandmother of Noah Webster's wife, Rebecca (Greenleaf) Webster (my 5th Great Grandmother). Elizabeth is my 7th Great Grandmother.
Descendant of Deacon Edmund Rice (1594-1663), an early immigrant to Massachusetts Bay Colony, the first of his line to come to America in 1639.
Edmund Rice is my 8th Great Grandfather

Thomas Satterwhite Noble (Rice line)

Thomas Satterwhite Noble is my first cousin four times removed. Thomas is known for his serious paintings of slavery. He was against slavery even though he was in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

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Missionaries from The Christian and Missionary Alliance who were kidnapped or killed in Vietnam

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Hello, Jeanie!

Congratulations on certifying to work on pre-1700 profiles! It’s very important to read and understand These profiles for deep ancestors are shared by many, and collaborating on them works best if we all follow the guidelines laid out on that page.

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Pippin Sheppard – WikiTree Greeter

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Hi Jeanie,

Thanks for taking responsibility for the Orphaned Profiles. This After Adopting Orphans FAQ explains the special attention adopted profiles will sometimes need from their profile managers. One quick way to find the profiles you adopted is by searching your Contributions List for the word "adopted" and "manager." You can find a quick link to your Contributions List in the My WikiTree dropdown menu.

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