Bud was born in Leona, Oregon March 26, 1936. He graduated from North Central High School in Spokane, Washington. He received a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Washington; a Master of Education from Boston College; and a Master in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University. A decorated veteran in the Vietnam conflict, Bud retired as a U.S. Army Artillery Officer, and later retired from teaching at both Tacoma School District and Pierce College. He was a Husky at heart and an avid Seahawks fan. A dedicated High Priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he enjoyed chess, golf, travel, fishing, scouting, and inventing. Above all, he loved being with his family. Bud fought a long and courageous battle with ALS, and passed away January 11, 2017 at Madigan Army Medical Center, surrounded by loved ones. Bud is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Jacqueline; children Sylvie (Ric) Hillsberg, Caroline (Kent) Rupe, Colette (Blades) Andersen, Patrick (JoLee) Watson; twelve grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.