MARC RADKE BUDGE passed away peacefully at his home in Oak Ridge North, TX on January 2, 2010. Born on September 19, 1951 to James and Priscilla Budge, he was a former resident of St. John, Kansas. On May 7, 1977, he married his wife and soul mate, Marcia Charlene Carleton. She survives. He was preceded in death by his father James and mother Priscilla, and step-son Scott Travis.Our beloved Marc is also survived by his son Steve and his wife Julie, also of Oak Ridge North, brothers: Craig of St. John, KS, Lance and his wife Donna of Canyon Lake, TX, Neal and his wife Hope of Pretty Prairie, KS, and sister Jill Bowden and her husband Byron of Wichita, KS. He is also survived by his precious grandchildren Brayden, Anne Marie, and Abigail Grace, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.Marc was loved by all who knew him, and he had a sense of humor that could make the Grinch laugh. Marc worked as a natural gas control operator for many years, and then started Budge Home Inspections, and took great pride in that success. He was also a former fire fighter and Fire Chief in St. John. He loved to travel with Marcia, and especially loved to take the grandchildren camping in their "Land Yacht". He also took great pride in being the head yell leader at Brayden's Little League baseball games. He greatly enjoyed the meetings of the local Power Stroke Diesel groups that he was a well known member of.A celebration of Marc's life will be held at Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, 26777 Glen Loch Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381 on January 7, 2010, at 10:30 am with a gathering for friends and family following the service at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 29327 South Plum Creek Drive, Spring, TX, 77386. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Neuro-oncology. Please specify memorials to be for Glioblastoma Multiforme research in memory of Marc.
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Published in Houston Chronicle on Jan. 5, 2010