'Bud' Eli

Born 7-25-22 in North Industry, Ohio. Passed away peacefully at home on 11-13-13 in Roseville, CA. He is survived by wife Lois of 66 yrs, brother Paul of Joliet, Illinois. Also survived by daughter Linda (Terry) Webb, sons Eric Brumbaugh & Budd (Hilary) Brumbaugh. Also survived by 7 grandkids (Phil, Christine, Jason, Rachel, Beka, Amanda, Harley), 8 great-grandkids, & many nieces & nephews. Harry was a Veteran of WWII, serving on the carrier, USS Wasp. After his service, he attended USC and UCSB. Harry retired from the State Dept. of Water Resources at age 57. Harry & Lois then traveled throughout the Western US and Mexico. Harry loved spending time with his wife, & were truly soul mates. Their first date was in Santa Barbara, where they met on the beach on a blind date set up by a friend. Harry loved horses and westerns and was an avid Louis L'Amour fan reading his books several times over. Harry donated his collection to the Roseville Library. Harry was a very warm, outgoing person & had many life-long friends. His hobbies included research into his family history, collecting & sharing photos & solitaire games on his laptop. A memorial celebration is being planned. Donations can be made to the .
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Nov. 18, 2013