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Othello J. "O.J." BUDD (VETERAN WWII)

Bella Vista Memorial Garden Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

US Army
World War II
January 7, 1918 - March 10, 2005

*Obituary
The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas
March 12, 2005

BELLA VISTA-- Othello "OJ" Budd, 87, of Bella Vista died March 10, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 7, 1918, in Hepler, Kan., to Charles A. and Lena E. McKeehen Budd. He married Mary Lou Edwards on Nov. 24, 1945. They moved to Bella Vista in 1982 from Wichita, Kan. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista, the Men's Club and the Bella Vista 9-Hole Golf Association. He was past president of the Emporia State Alumni Association, charter president of Delta Phi Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa of Wichita State University and was a member of the Kansas Administrators Club, as well as a life member of the National Education Association. He was a teacher, coach and school administrator for 39 years in Kansas, the last 29 years in the Wichita public school system. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater. He graduated from Emporia State University with a B.S. degree and later with an M. Ed. degree from Colorado University.

Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 20 Boyce Drive, Bella Vista, 72714.

Arrangements are by Callison-Lough Funeral Service, Bentonville.

Contributed on 11/13/08 by wfields55
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Record #: 100798

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Submitted: 11/13/08 • Approved: 12/22/11 • Last Updated: 9/27/12 • R100798-G0-S3

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