Surrounded by his ‘Family of Friends’ Bud transitioned from this life at his home in Fairhaven.
Bud proudly served in the US Navy (Naval Defense Service Medal award) and was retired from the US Fish & Wildlife Service (Chimicum, WA).
Born in Chicago, Bud made lifelong friends beginning with Greg Achterkichen, who, at 11yrs of age (along with Greg’s brother) saved Bud’s life when Bud (13) fell thru the ice on the Des Plaines River. That friendship continued until Bud’s death.
As Bud often said, he had a wonderful life including interests and hobbies: astronomy, gaming, travel, fireworks, Battlebots (a memorable trip to Las Vegas to see ‘in person’), golf, 4th Friday get-togethers, camping, music, drumming. his famous Yule fruitcake, the list goes on …
A deeply spiritual man, he was well read and appreciated conversation and a friendly debate. A proud participant in spirit gatherings added to his list of friends/family across the US.
Preceded in death by his dearly beloved wife Nora Cedarwind Young, he is survived by his ‘brothers’ in friendship including Greg A, PG. Carl, Lee, Marcus, Michael, Chris R, Thom. Shel, a host of spiritual sisters and brothers, his niece-goddaughter Kathy Hahn, his brother David Young Sr., as well as Nora’s children & extended families. And ‘Pip’ (aka ‘Lucky’) & Linda & Dick, Bud’s longtime neighbors and friends. Yet another list that goes on & on.
A heartfelt Thank You to Giving, Briah, Michael & Chantal for their loving care of Bud.
In addition, special Thank You to Brian Flowers of Moles/Greenacres Green Burial org., Whatcom Hospice, and Bud’s teams of doctors and their staff.
Gravesite service at Greenacres Cemetery – The Meadow Green Burial site Tuesday 11/15/2022 at 2:00 pm.
He that is remembered … LIVES!