On Saturday, August 1, 2020 Bud Burns passed away in his home with his wife Donnette at his side. Bud was born in the small town of McIntosh, South Dakota on February 29, 1936 to Albert & Bessy Burns. Bud and his parents would later move to Pacific City, WA when he was still a small child where he grew up on a small farm where his family kept a milk cow, pigs, chickens and a small orchard and garden.
Bud graduated from Auburn High School in 1955. While attending Auburn High, Bud took an auto shop class that left a big impression on him, so much so that he later purchased a 1930 Chevy Coop, stripped it down to the frame and made a dragster out it.
Bud learned the trade of welding and ship building; he worked for many companies including Washington Iron Works, Boeing, and Todd Shipyard. During his time in the ship yards he was able to work in layout, drafting, programing, as well as welding. He used his skills in welding to make hand railings and security windows.
Bud met his lovely bride, Donnette Laden, at Faith Tabernacle Church and married on June 24, 1978, and later had two children Rebekah and John.
Bud is survived by his wife Donnette of 42 years, his daughter Rebekah, husband Bryan Duysings and their two children Kasey & Eva and his son John & wife Jess.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the Family Life Center located at 116 Lakeland Hills South, Auburn WA at 1:00 pm. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, space is limited so we ask that you RSVP to [email protected], masks are required by law so we ask that you please wear one. The memorial service will also be streamed live on line at http://myfamilylifecenter.com/.
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