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Delbert Clifton (Bud) Bakeman


1924 - 2017 Obituary Condolences Gallery
March 27, 1924 - October 10, 2017 Bud Bakeman, age 93, died at his home in Riverbank, CA after a short, but heroic battle with Lymphoma. He was born in Huron, S. Dakota to Frank and Roberta Bakeman, and to big sister Alice. Bud served in the army from 1943-46, obtained a BS in Electrical Engineering at S Dakota School of Mines, an MS at University of Illinois, and a Masters in Engineering at UCLA, class of 1962. While working at Hughes Aircraft in 1957, he met Carol Ann Bergh and they married in 1959. In 1964 and 1966, daughters Laurie and Debbie were born and they moved to their home in Bel Air where they would raise their family, entertain their friends, and enjoy 51 years. Bud began his career with Aerospace Corporation in 1965, working on many different projects over the next 51 years, retiring at the age of 92! Additionally, he was always very active in the neighborhood association and its causes. He served on the board of Roscomare Valley Association, including as president, and was a strong voice with the Mulholland Advisory Committee. Bud and Carol Ann enjoyed traveling around the world and supporting the performing arts in Los Angeles, and Bud was an avid tennis player and lover of opera and Frank Sinatra. They moved to Central California to be with their daughters in August of 2016 and were able to enjoy concerts and family time there. Carol Ann passed away unexpectedly in July 2017. They leave behind a lot of special memories to daughters Laurie (Alex) Mari, Debbie (Ian) McLean, grandsons Brennan and Derek Mari, Leo McLean, beloved nieces Mary (Doug) Havard, Roberta (Dave) Porter, grandnephew and niece Douglas Havard III, Rebecca Westergaard. Services to honor both Bud and Carol Ann will be held November 4, at 11:00 am at the Congregational Church of the Chimes, 14115 W. Magnolia Blvd, Sherman Oaks.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 20 to Oct. 21, 2017
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