Buddy "Bud" Baldwin, 81, of Blythe, passed away on Feb. 10, 2013 at the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Hospital Community Living Center in Loma Linda, Calif., after a short battle with cancer.
Bud was born in Osceola, Iowa, on March 23, 1931.
He moved with his family to Glendale, Ariz. prior to WWII, then to Blythe after the war. He served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War.
He was a resident of the Palo Verde Valley for over 50 years and worked as a cowboy in the feedlots, as a journeyman electrician, and as a co-owner of Shepwell's Ready Mix. He was active in community service as a volunteer fireman, a member of the Jaycee's, a leader in Boy Scout Troop 49, and a leader in the Palo Verde 4-H Club. He continued to actively participate in rodeo competitions well into his 70s.
Bud was a loving and devoted father, animal lover, and a true friend to many. He will be dearly missed.
Bud is survived by his two sons; Brian (Frances) Baldwin and Curtis Baldwin; brother Robert (Harriet) Baldwin and sister Wanda Smith of Glendale, Ariz.; cousin Jerry Baldwin of Casa Grande, Ariz.; and many more cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wes and May Baldwin, and brother, Darrell "Rex" Baldwin.
Visitation will be held on Feb. 14, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at Frye Chapel & Mortuary of Blythe, www.fryechapel.com.
Funeral and interment will be Feb. 15, 2013 at 10 a.m. also at Frye Chapel, and will proceed to Palo Verde Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Red Cross or the American Cancer Society.
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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i am so sad to hear about bud he was my neighbor most of my life and taught me alot about horses i had the pleasure a few years back to run into him in prescott and went to his home and we sat and talked for hours what a great man and a dear friend i will miss him so much but will cherish the great memories he has gave me thank you bud for being that speacial friend you were to me for all you taught me and trating me like i was one of your own to brian and curtis you are both in my thoughts and prayers thank you for sharing your dad with so many of us that lived in balzburg