Thursday, January 13, 2011

Remembering Bud

One of our best friends from church was buried last weekend. It has been a shock to our family that such a seemingly healthy man, that is in our age group, had a heart problem that took his life.
"Bud" was a young men's leader to all 3 of my boys, and taught Sunday School to one of my daughters. My children knew he cared about them and he shared the good and the bad through his example to each of them at various times in the 17 years that we knew him. He didn't have children, and so the kids at church were his.
Bud loved his wife, his extended family, swimming, basketball, the Oakland Raiders, reading, apparently writing, the BYU Cougars, fixing up his house, dogs, music (he had a great tenor voice), and the youth.
He leaves behind a wife who is a great lady, and we hope we can help support her as she learns to live without him.
We will definitely miss our loved friend.


  1. I didn't know Bud, but Dave did. I have only heard wonderful things about him.

    It's hard to say these unexpected good-byes, isn't it? Strange that we should lose two in the stake from surprising heart ailments at young ages. It will be hard to say good-bye to Matt on Monday, too, even for a season.

    We are fortunate to know what we know about the gospel, especially at times like these. But it's still very sad.

  2. I didn't know Bud either, but had heard of his passing. Like Sue's, I knew Matt, who was only 39, and who also lived an impactful life full of giving to and caring for others. We mourn their passing and our loss, but what a great gift to be able to celebrate their lives and what we know awaits them and us.