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WENDELL "BUD" HURLBUT

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Hurlbut, Wendell "Bud", passed away quietly at his house in Buena Park, CA, Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at age 92. Bud was born in the little town of Watertown, South Dakota on June 13, 1918 to Ray and Emma Hurlbut, and was an only child. The Hurlbut family moved to Whittier, CA where Ray managed a very successful oil tool company. Bud graduated from Whittier High School; he worked at a printing company, ushered at many Hollywood theaters, and was preparing himself for a career in pattern making. Using his skills in woodworking he was employed by Vulltee Aircraft in the highly secret Aircraft development section. While working at the printing company, Bud met a cute young lady in high heels and his heart was smitten. On February 15, 1941 Miss Lucille Steffen and Bud Hurlbut tied the knot and established a home in Whittier, California. Bud is very well known in the amusement industry. He designed and operated the Mine Ride and Timber Mountain Log Ride at world famous Knott's Berry Farm. He designed and built the Castle Park Amusement Park in Riverside, California and is known in the Amusement community for his quality and architectural authenticity. He has manufactured miniature trains for sixty years and has them running in many parts of the world. The operational excellence of his trains is unequalled. His occupation gave him a wonderful sense of fun and happiness. He loved life and lived it well. Service to be held Monday, January 10, 2011, 3:00 pm at Rose Hills Memorial Chapel, Gate #1, 3888 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, CA. Interment at Rose Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Published in Orange County Register on Jan. 8, 2011
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