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Vernon “Bud” E. Simmons
July 31, 1926 – December 14, 2009

 

Aumsville – Bud, 83, died December 14 in Aumsville. He was born in Cabot, Arkansas, and moved to Portland, Oregon in 1944 and to Aumsville in 1995. Bud served in the US Navy in WWII and Korea. He worked for over 36 years as a Steel Warehouse Foreman. Bud was a member of the VFW and the Stayton Lions Club. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing bingo and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Bud loved to laugh and crack jokes, he was wonderful at helping anyone who needed it, to meet Bud was to like him and to know him was to love him.

He is survived by his wife Nona of Aumsville whom he married on August 24, 2006 in Stayton. Sons:  Richard (Kathy) Simmons of Troutdale, and Gerald (Shelley) Simmons of Woodburn; Step-daughters: Marcietta Fleming of Anchorage, AK., Venetta (Mike) Hanson of Stayton and Jerraletta (Renoldo)Bolivar of Anchorage, AK.; Sister-in-law: Dorthy Simmons of Gresham; 5-grandchildren and 10- great-grandchildren; 9 – step-grandchildren, 13 – step-great-grandchildren, and 2 – step-great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, and many friends and will be sorely missed. Bud was preceded in death by Carolyn Simmons his wife of 52 years in 2000, brother: Fred Simmons in 2007 and Sister: Patricia Lamue in 2009.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 1:00 PM at the Aumsville Community Center in Aumsville. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to Willamette Valley Hospice. Serving the family North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


 


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