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Lowell K. "Bud" Arnold

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Lowell K. "Bud" Arnold Bud, 85, passed away at Capital Medical Center, Olympia, on September 19, 2013 after a long fight against COPD. He was born at home, located on Arnold Lake, Olympia, on April 25, 1928 to Gustave and Hazel (Hinchcliffe) Arnold. He attended Garfield School and Olympia High School. Bud enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 17 to see the world. His first stop was Italy. After serving an honorable duty, he used his GI Bill to attend St. Martin's University, majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Agriculture. He married Ann M. Bowler in 1950. They later divorced. He married his best friend, Eladice Brown on June 11, 1988. Bud worked for Standard Oil Company delivering fuel for over 35 years. At the time, the Standard Oil Tank Farm was located at the end of Capitol Way next to the SeaMart (later named Yard Birds), Eladice was a grocery clerk and that's how they met. They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in June. Bud loved the junk yards, and anything with a spark plug. He was a great husband, father, provider and family man, He had a wonderful imagination and told great stories. He was a talented inventor, gardener, builder of Pet Parade floats, boater, fisherman, rock cutter, and carpenter. He loved to dig razer clams and barbeque fresh oysters and steamers. His favorite way to relax was poking fires. Bud was an active member of the Moose, Elks, VFW, American Legion, NRA, Gas Engine Club, and a World War II Veteran. In addition to his beloved wife, Eladice, he is survived by his children Scott (Diane), Stacy (Judi), Susan (Mike), Spencer, and Stephen (Teresa), step-children Tim Brown, Laura (Mike) Jolly, and Angela (John) Skinder, twelve grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Warren (Judy), and three sisters. Beverly. Valerie, and Sheri (Ed) and cousins, nephews, and nieces. A son, Stuart. preceded him in death in 1967. A Celebration of Bud's Life will be held Saturday, October 19. 2013 from 1-4 pm at the McLane Grange, 931 Delphi Road SW, Olympia. WA. Please bring your stories and pictures to share. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Bud's name to the COPD Foundation. You can donate online at, by phone at 866-731-2673 ext. 266, or by mail at COPD Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Ave, Ste 302, Miami FL, 33133. Final arrangements were carried out by the Neptune Society.

Published in The Olympian on Sept. 29, 2013
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