Graveside services for Forrest Wilhite Budd, 99, Lawrence will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July, 26, 2016 at Memorial Park Cemetery. He passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.
He was born July 20, 1916 in Munden, Kansas, the son of Roy W. and Nellie Ann Owens Budd. He moved with his family to Ohio, Oklahoma and Missouri, growing up near Kansas City, Missouri. He attended the K.C., MO Junior College before coming to Lawrence and attending K.U. in 1938 and 1939. He worked as a Trainman for the Union Pacific Railroad until he retired in 1976.
He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, Union Pacific Employee Club #4 and The Order of Railroad Conductors and engineers.
He enjoyed playing the violin and working with computer technology and genealogy. He had a thirst for knowledge.
He married Susie Rogers July 15, 1939 in Lawrence. She preceded him in death February 7, 2010.
Survivors include his sister, Mary Hatfield, Raymore, MO; one niece and five nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Eugene O. Budd and sister, Ruby Stevenson.
Memorials may be made in his name to the charity of donor’s choice and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.