WEARE - Willard D. "Bud" Welty, 78, died Aug. 10, 2014, following a period of declining health. Born in Indiana he had resided in the Goffstown-Weare area for most of his life. He was the son of Andrew J. and Stella (Brady) Welty.Mr. Welty was a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1965. He also served with the U.S. Army retiring from the Army Reserves in 1992.An active member of his community, Bud was a member of the Odd Fellows Webster Lode No. 24 and Village Chapel Baptist Church. His greatest joy in life however came from spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.Members of the family include his wife, Lois Welty of Weare; one daughter, Martha Couturier and her husband Chris of Weare; a son, Mark Welty of Tennessee; four grandchildren, Katie, Logan, Zach and Brittany; two sisters, Ethel Elliot and Belle Hartman, both of Indiana.
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SERVICES: Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at N.H. State Veterans Cemetery of Boscawen. French and Rising Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Hospice Program.For more information or to sign an online guestbook go to www.frenchandrising.com.
Published in Union Leader on Aug. 15, 2014