Bud Delmer Dawson, age 72, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014 in Roy, UT after a valiant battle with liver disease. Bud died peacefully at home, surrounded by family.
Bud was born in Tooele, UT on November 16, 1941 to Oscar Delmer and Melba Ann McPhie Dawson. Bud attended and graduated from Weber High, where he also met the love of his life.
Bud married Sharon Falk on April 28, 1966. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Ogden LDS Temple. Bud and Sharon raised three children, Michael Grey (Tana) Dawson (Layton, UT), Steven Bud (Joyce) Dawson (Camas, WA), and Michelle Elizabeth (Brian) Niebrugge (Riverdale, UT). Bud is survived by his wife, three children nine grandchildren (Jayme, Matthew, Jake, Adam, Shadd, Samantha, Tobin, Kajay, and Zak), and 2 great-grandchildren (AJ and Noah) all whom he loved dearly.
After graduating from Weber High, Bud served his country in the United States Air Force. After his discharge from the Air Force, Bud continued to serve his country as a civilian at Hill Air Force Base (HAFB) as an Aircraft Mechanic. Bud retired from HAFB with 38 years of service.
Bud loved spending time with his family. He also enjoyed travel and spent much of his retirement with his wife traveling in their RV. Bud made lots of friends in his travels and enjoyed life to the fullest. Bud had a great sense of humor and was a little bit of a tease. His kids and grandkids loved him very much and knew their father and grandfather was always there to support them.
In addition to his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Bud is also survived by his sisters Bonnie Dawson, Pamela (Elmer) Steinlicht, Gloria (William) Lewis, and Terrie (Michael) Simmons.
Bud is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Brent Dawson, and two sisters, Betty Allen and Victoria Dallas.
A memorial open house will be held on Wednesday January 8, 2014, between 11 AM and 12 PM at the Crestwood LDS Chapel located at 5735 Crestwood Dr, Ogden UT. Bud's interment will take place at the Henefer Cemetery at 1 p.m. located in Henefer, UT.
The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to family and friends for the outpouring of love and support. They would like to also express gratitude for the care Bud received from his healthcare professionals throughout his illness including Brenda, Heidi and Martha from Summit Hospice.
In lieu of flowers the family would ask a donation be made to Summit hospice as they have been a loving and caring part of Bud's transition.
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