Budd Fell(1927 - 2014)

Budd S. Fell

1927 / 2014

Budd S. Fell, aka Bruce Faith Albright, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Yerington, Nevada on January 28, 2014.

He was born to Bruce Albright and Ester Margaret Hansen on September 17, 1927 in Yerington, NV. He attended schools in Smith Valley, Mason Valley and Yerington.

He joined the Armed Forces when he was 17 and served in Germany, where he met and married Hilde Brunn in 1947. He then served in the Korean War in 1950 and was named Paratrooper to the Year. In 1954 he held the rank of CWO4 and served a total of 8 years in the regular service and 24 years in the Army Reserve as a Warrant Officer II. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2313.

Budd & Hilde returned to the US and raised 5 children. He was very active in the community and served as past president of the Pizen Switch Shriners Club, member of the Masonic Hawthorne Lodge #36F, Masonic Churchill Lodge #26 and the Masonic Hope Lodge #22 in Yerington. Budd was also involved in the A & A Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Reno and the Kerak Shrine Temple in Reno.

After his wife's death in 1987 and his retirement he enjoyed traveling with his partner of 25 years, Doris McLaughlin. They enjoyed traveling with friends to Australia, Egypt, China and Mexico.

Budd was an avid bowler, loved camping & fishing, gardening, exploring and taught his children the beauty of the desert.

Budd was preceded in death by his wife Hilde, brother Dixie and his parents.

He is survived by his sisters Lee and Mary; his children: Linda, Karen, Patricia, Steven and Russell; grandchildren, Lori, Ronald, Christopher, Tiffany, Steven and Joseph; great grandchildren, Brittany, Sergio and Samantha; his extended family with Doris: Jack, Valerie, Rick, Tamera, Pamela and Richard; and his beloved pet Mimi. Budd was an honest and charitable man who loved his family. He will be missed greatly by all his family and friends.

A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children or Kerak Temple/Transportation Fund, 4935 Energy Way, Reno, NV 89502.

Freitas Rupracht Funeral Home will be handling the internment

Funeral Home

Freitas-Rupracht Funeral Home
25 Hwy 208 Yerington, NV 89447
(775) 463-2911

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Feb. 12, 2014