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Garland Budd

Garland Donald Budd, 79, of Cathlamet, died August 24, 2021 at his home in Cathlamet. In 1988 he and his wife Ida, who survives him, bought property on Puget Island and moved to Wahkiakum County in 1992 from Cedar Mills, OR.

Garland was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Arnold and Ruby (Erickson) Budd on January 18,1942. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis in 1960. He joined the US Army in 1960 and served until 1966 with three years in the reserves. Garland attended Minneapolis Vocational and St Paul VOTech. On October 12, 1963 he married Ida Butler. Garland worked as a tool and die maker throughout his career both independently and for manufacturing companies. He retired in 2007 from Aimmco Plastics in Woodland. Garland enjoyed the outdoors, especially water skiing and time with his family on the water. He and Ida were avid Mule fans. He loved sports and his time spent coaching baseball and youth hockey, but the most important part of his life was his family and he will be missed. He was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church on Puget Island.

He is survived by his wife Ida, a son, Chris Budd (Monica) and a daughter Erica Way (Mike); a brother, Eric Budd (Nancy); a sister, Shirley Tarbet; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A service will be held at a later date. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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