The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

H.O. Bud Mickelsen


H.O. Bud Mickelsen died June 22, 2018 at Hospice Care Center.

He was born in Bancroft, Idaho on October 17, 1933 to Raymond and Verna Mickelsen. Bud graduated from Weiser High School in Idaho, then attended Boise State University, prior to joining the Army.

Bud married Phoebe Fellows and they had two sons, Martin and Gary. They were later divorced. In 1974 he married Dorothy and they have been married for 44 years.

Bud was employed by United Airlines in Boise in June 1957 and retired at SeaTac after 36 years of service.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy; son Gary Hollenbeck (Sue); four step children, Mike Comingo (Sandy), Linda Weicht, Jeff McKenzie (Jan), Mark McKenzie (Barbara); sister Margene Stevens; 16 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Martin, brother Ray Mickelsen and sister Sharon Mickelsen.

Bud loved to fish, hunt, be in nature and all that the outdoors had to offer. In his younger years he would guide hunting trips in Idaho. He was certified as a master rod builder and took great pride in his work. He enjoyed teaching rod building to school students, professors and adults.

He helped to establish the Friends of the Cowlitz organization to replenish fish in the Cowlitz River. He was the founder of the Wounded Warriors and Widows Salmon Derby in Cathlamet.

In honor of Bud, take a child fishing. Memorial contributions may be made to Cathlamet Fire Fighters Association, P.O. Box 539, Cathlamet, WA 98612 or to Community Hospice Center, P.O. Box 2067, Longview, WA 98632.


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