At the age of 17 Bud’s family moved from the farm in St. Marie’s to Spokane.
Bud served in the Army Air Corps/Air Force from September 1945 to May of 1947.
In May 1947 Bud enlisted and served in the Navy Reserves until June 1952.
Bud’s love of dancing is what brought Maria into his life.
They shared 24 years together.
Bud was a regular volunteer at “a Day Out With The Blind” where he danced with and assisted the visually impaired.
Bud is survived by his wife Maria; two sons Arlen (Linda), Benton City, WA and Brad (Elke), Sarasota, FL; his daughter Susan Taylor, Medical Lake, WA; one sister, Nancy, Rohnert Park, CA; brothers David, Seattle and Bill, Boise, ID; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three step-children; several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Spokane Veterans Hospice Wing for their excellent care and assistance.
The family will be having a Celebration of Life Service Monday November 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Bud’s name to WoundedWarriorProject.org.
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