MYLES FREEMAN 'BUD' PEMBER III GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. -Myles Freeman "Bud" Pember III, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 10, 2012, in St. Mary's Hospital, Tucson, due to cardiac arrest. Born Feb. 10, 1935, in Pittsburgh, Kansas, to Myles F. Pember Jr., and Ruth Ball Pember. Graduated from Libertyville/Fremont (Ill.) Consolidated High School, and received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois in 1957. Married Judith Mette on March 22, 1958, in Bloomington, Ill. They have two children; son, Lt. Col. Myles F. Pember IV, USMC and his wife, Juli of Oceanside, Calif.; daughter, Patty and her husband, Dr. Jeff Smith, and grandchildren, Maddie, Cate and Mason Smith, all of Rockford, Ill. Bud served in the U.S. Army at Ft. Lee, Virginia and an additional eight years in the Army Reserves. His career in industrial sales and manufacturing management spanned 40 years, with corporations big and small, and involved several cross country relocations. He retired from Atwood Mobile Products in 2002. Bud served his church and community in many ways. Throughout his life, his most beloved affiliations included L.F.H.S. Class of '53, membership in Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, clarinet player in the Carlisle (Pa.) Town Band, Elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church, and numerous volunteer activities at Valley Presbyterian. Bud is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judy, his children and grandchildren. He is also survived by Judy's siblings, Rogers and Marilyn Freedlund of Bloomington, Ill., Bill and Barbara Mette of Lake Forest, Ill., David and Colleen Mette of St. Mary's Ga.; and cousin, Martha Eads Ward of Quincy, Ill. Service to celebrate Bud's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2821 North Bell School Road, Rockford, with Dr. William Ward officiating. There will be a visitation from 1 p.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Westminster Presbyterian Memorial Fund, or
. Green Valley Mortuary, 18751 S. La Canada Drive, Sahuarita, assisted the family.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from June 13 to June 14, 2013