we lost Grandpa Bud early monday morning.
i met Bud 15 1/2 years ago when i took my first trip to independence to meet Jay’s family. jay had mentioned his grandparents numerous times in our courtship, pete and bud. you see neither one of them go by there real names, like jay and i. :) if i haven’t said it before my memory is really bad so what i remember is little in details. but i do remember jay kept reminding me that grandma was pete and grandpa was bud and i remember when i left independence, i was in awe of these two people. both pete and bud welcomed me with open arms and made me feel like i was family, not a visitor
bud and pete built an amazing life for their family of 4 boys and 1 girl. he was a banker, a horseman, a passionate sports spectator, loved kState, a hero, a fantastic story teller and most importantly he loved his family. as brooke said, our lives will be forever changed by his loss.
we love you Bud. Godspeed!