Bernard "Bud" Proper

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1922 - 2016 Bernard Bud Proper, 93, a longtime resident of the area, died on Monday, March 7, 2016. He was born on April 1, 1922, to Oren Proper and Carrie Rose Aubuchon. Bernard was a veteran of the United States Army and the United States Navy during WWII. He was a retiree of the United Sates Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District. Bud also served many years as a volunteer in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was an ordained minister and a 33 Degree Mason. Bud was also involved in many religious charities. Survivors include his daughter, Karen Proper Beard and her husband, Fred, of Beaumont; daughter-in-law, Nancy Proper of Arlington; grandchildren, Bernard Proper, Jason Proper, Glenn Gary, Timothy Arnold, and Kelley Arnold Wade. Bud is preceded in death by his wife, May Agnes Kelley Proper; sisters, Bernice and Maxine, son, Robert Alfred Proper; daughter, Zeta May Arnold; grandchildren, Mark Proper and Kenny Arnold. Bud was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, and great-great-great grandfather of a blended family of many. His tribe was fruitful. A family committal will be held from at Broussard's Crematorium, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to Alliance Shrine Crippled Children's Foundation, P.O. Box 24190, Canton, Ohio 44701.

Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Mar. 11, 2016
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