Eddie Colen ‘Bud’ Peery was born May 25, 1930 in Sweet Springs, Mo. to Opal and Emmit Peery. Bud met Joan Foster in 1948 while she was playing baseball. They married in 1949 in Clinton, Mo. Bud moved his family to Washington in 1954. During his youth he had many different jobs; his career as an adult was with the Palmer Lake Land Company, where he worked for 38 years before retiring in 1992.
Bud had many hobbies; he was an avid fisherman, hunter and trapper. He loved the outdoors – You would find him most weekends when his kids were young camping and fishing. He also loved to visit with family and friends and to square dance. Bud was also known to be quite the prankster in his days.
He is survived by his wife, Joan, in Loomis; eight children: Eddie (Judy) Peery, Ricky (Tammy) Peery, Darryl Peery, all of Loomis, Lois (Dave) Stansbury of Riverside, Martha (Steve) Zareski of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Donna (Kirk) Peery of Lake Stevens, Darlene (Ron) Wilbourn of Pullman and Louise (Tom) Scott of Oroville; four brothers; four sisters; 22 grandchildren; and 31 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Opal and Emmit Peery.
He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend. He was loved by and will be missed by all.
Services were held Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Bergh Funeral Service in Oroville. Burial followed at Loomis Mt. View Cemetery with Tom Scott, officiating. Memorials may be made to the Oroville Sportsman’s Club or a charity of choice.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.