WALLACE "BUD" PECK(1922 - 2011)

Wallace "Bud" Peck resident of Mount Vernon, WA passed away on April 9, 2011. Born October 13th, 1922 in Manson, WA, Bud was the 2nd son of Les and Irene Peck.

Bud was an avid hunter and veteran that was loved by all.

He joined the Navy in 1941 after catching news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor while he was attending Mount Vernon High School. He and a friend got up and left school in the middle of the day after the announcement was made. He served in the Navy on the USS Coolbaugh DE 217 until the war was over.

Before he left and joined the military he met Gladys Rindal. Bud and Gladys married on January 6th, 1945. They stayed married until Gladys passed away on August 15, 2008. Bud and Gladys had two children, Greg and Patty. Patty passed away in 1979.

During Bud's life he accomplished many things. He was a charter member of the Silver Arrow Bowman Archery Club, longtime member of the Lions Club and he holds the record in the Pope and Young Record Books for shooting the first Rocky Mountain Goat in 1960 in Washington with a bow and arrow.

After retiring in 1987 he spent most of his days flying radio controlled airplanes, creating stain glass and doing leather work.

Bud met and married Margaret Bridge on April 19th, 2010.

Bud was preceded in death by brothers, Les and Miles Peck.

Bud is survived by his son, Greg and wife Michele; grandson, Daniel Peck, his wife Patricia and great-grandchildren Lucas and Briana; granddaughter, Malea Vanderark, her husband Bryce and great-grandchildren Jori Ann and Kylee; sisters-in-law, Linda Peck, Sharon Peck, Christine Rindal Dorsey and Phyllis Rindal Benson; brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Arlene Rindal. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral service for Bud will be held at Fir Conway Lutheran Church on Thursday, April 14th, 2011 at 2pm. Reception to follow.

Donations can be made to the Fir-Conway Lutheran Church.

Funeral Home

Kern Funeral Home
1122 South 3rd Street Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 336-2153