Kenyon L. “Bud” Hussey

 

kenyon3e-2014 copyBud passed away Wednesday, June 17. He was born on June 3, 1932 in Kimberly, Idaho to Paul W. Hussey and Regina Lacey. He met and married his wife of 62 years, Margie L. Lauritzen, in Visalia, California.

 

Following graduation in 1950 from Visalia Union High School, Visalia, CA., he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He earned the award as the outstanding member of his platoon. Bud served his country as a Sergeant, 1st Division, in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. For his service in the war zone he received the Korean Service medal, One Star, United Nations Service Medal as well as other citations for achievement during his tour of duty. Honorably discharged in 1952, he attended San Jose State University, California, graduating in 1957.kenyon4- 1951 copy
Employed by International Harvester, Motor Truck Division, he was District Manager in Seattle, Washington. Following his tenure with IH, Bud entered kenyon5e-Korea 1952 copythe profession of Securities Broker.

 

With his charm and intellect, Bud was able to engage most anyone in a conversation that would make that person come away with a smile. No one could deliver a joke better. If you made him laugh, your day was made. He took pride in his vast knowledge of just about anything, however; if you proved him wrong on a subject, you’d be rewarded with a grin and an anecdote.

 

Bud’s passion was the Marine Corps and golf. The preceps of the Marine Corps of Honor, IMG_0916-2 -July 25, 1953 copyLoyalty and Commitment guided his life. He was staunch supporter of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. Bud served as President of the Bellevue Men’s Golf Club where he was a member for many years. He was also a member of the Mt. Si Golf Men’s Club.

 

kenyon2-1961 copy         Bud is survived by his wife, Margie: sister, Bonita Steiner of Oxnard, CA: Nieces, Monika Clemens of Oak View, CA: Gwyn Chavous of North Augusta, SC: Natalene Peterson and Teri Watts of Rockford, IL.; Nephews, Mike Osteen of North Augusta,  SC and Robert Osteen of Aiken, SC. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude and appreciation to Doug Gilbertz, his caregiver.

 

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Military funeral honors ceremony will be held on July 24 at 11:30 a.m. at Tahoma National Cemetary, Kent WA. Memorial donations to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 96628, Washington DC, 20090-6628 or an organization of choice.

 

Semper Fi

20 Responses to “Kenyon L. “Bud” Hussey”

  • Don Ulmer says:

    Bud, a refreshing breeze that blew through my life for all too short a time is sorely missed. His warm, penetrating smile brightened many afternoons along with a sense of humor that on times blew me completely away. We never lacked for conversation topics and at the conclusion of each visit, i hurried home to watch news accounts of how we’d solved the worlds problems and set it on a straight course. Occassionally I’d be interrupted with visits from white Pekinese April who spent most of her time on Bud’s lap, sometimes appearing to resent my cutting in. Everyone loved Bud as did I. Make a place for me where you have gone, old buddy for I shall be along. I expect you to have a bottle of eighteen year old single malt scotch whiskey and two glasses when i show up. Semper Fi!

  • Grace Sturdivant says:

    Bud,thanks for introducing me to my late husband, Marc in 1952. You, Margie and I all graduated from Visalia H.S. in 1950. You and Marc met in the Marine Corp and were stationed at Treasure Island. Both very proud Marines. I enjoyed your sense of humor and quick wit over the years. A quality that too few possess!! I will always be so appreciative of you and Margie’s kindness and generosity during Marc’s final illness in 2000. Your life was well lived, my friend. Semper Fi! You will be missed.

  • Don Ulmer says:

    This is an edit of my earlier submission. Many thanks.

    Don Ulmer says:
    Bud, a refreshing breeze that blew through my life for all too short a time is sorely missed. His warm, penetrating smile brightened many afternoons along with a sense of humor that on times blew me completely away. We never lacked for conversation topics and at the conclusion of each visit, I hurried home to watch news accounts of how we’d solved the world’s problems and set it on a straight course. Occassionally I’d be interrupted with visits from white Pekinese April who spent most of her time on Bud’s lap, often appearing to resent my cutting in. Everyone loved Bud as did I. Make a place for me where you have gone, old buddy for I shall be along. I expect you to have a bottle of eighteen year old single malt scotch whiskey and two glasses when I show up. Semper Fi!
    June 29, 2015 at 5:59 pm

  • Max Lauritzen says:

    On to the next patrol leatherneck. Semper Fi

  • Max Lauritzen says:

    Join the squad leatherneck for your next patrol.
    Semper Fi.

  • Carolyn Oliver says:

    Bud, I only really remember meeting you once at my Dad’s funeral (Marc Sturdivant) I know what a great man you were! My best wishes to my Mom’s friend Margie.

    Love, Carolyn

  • Tom Heinzle says:

    I have been searching back in my mental hard drive and realized that I have known Bud (and Margie) since 1975. We both worked for International Harvester, we both started in the securities business together, and we both lived in Somerset. Bud was a great guy, a quick wit and a great sense of humor. We never lacked for a subject to talk about and had some good belly laughs. I will miss you old friend, may you rest in peace. Semper Fi

  • Mrs Darreld Kartes ( Marcille ) says:

    To Bud’s Family:
    I am so very sorry for your loss.
    My husband Darreld worked with Bud at International Harvester for a number of years. Darreld has been gone for 15 years now, but I can still remember the high regard that he had for Bud. He often spoke of his sense of fair play and good humor. I only met him a couple of times, but remember him as a fine man. Again, sorry for your loss.

  • Bob Haines says:

    I found Bud to be a fantastic guy. After working with him at International Harvester, I became a client of his when he became a securities broker. Bud was always honest, trustworthy and straightforward. It was an honor to have known him!

  • Autumn Smith says:

    I offer condolences and prayers to family and friends as Bud continues his journey leaving others here to mourn and miss him. While I only met Bud a few times, I count it a privilege to have known him just a little, and his dear wife, Margie.

  • Autumn Smith says:

    One more thing–I very much enjoyed the pictures. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  • James Fletcher says:

    I salute you Bud for your service to our country and for your love of Margie. I knew you but for a short time, but you were a man of honor and great spirit.

  • Carol & David Welling says:

    We’re so fortunate to have had Bud and Margie as wonderful friends and neighbors for so many years. Holidays spent together, Friday evening Mexican dinners (and margueritas!) with Margie always coming up with something new in the kitchen. We loved each others pets, friends and families. When there was a need Bud was always there to help. Our love to you Margie.

  • John and Kristina Houston says:

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to Marge. Bud was a wonderful person to converse and share ideas with. He will be missed very much.

  • Jim and Ruth Ann Hussey says:

    Margie, our deepest sympathies. I will truly miss our phone conversations. Got to know Bud during our road trip for Aunt Ruth. Appreciated Bud’s advice and support.

  • Gwyn Chavous says:

    Today you will have Uncle Bud’s service at the Tahoma National Cemetary. I will be thinking of you all a lot during the day. Uncle Bud could always make me laugh. I am from South Carolina and didn’t get to see Margie and Bud alot, but we always kept in touch. I will miss Bud as I know you will, too, Margie. Take care and I love you. Gwyn, part of your Southern Family.

  • Hongqing and Family says:

    With all who loved Bud and benefited from his wisdom, we remember Bud and say goodbye to him today. I enjoyed the conversations with Bud and Margie everytime when I took flower cutting over. We laughed at Bud’s jokes and cherished his witty remarks. My parents felt welcome and cherished Bud and Margie’s friendship. He will be missed by all of us.

  • Hongqing and Family says:

    With all who loved Bud and benefited from his wisdom, we remember Bud and say goodbye to him today. I enjoyed the conversations with Bud and Margie everytime when I took flower cuttings over. We laughed at Bud’s jokes and cherished his witty remarks. My parents felt welcome and cherished Bud and Margie’s friendship. He will be missed by all of us.

  • Gina Stuart says:

    Bud and Margie were my “Seattle parents” all through my undergraduate and graduate studies at University of Washington. So many fond memories — Gary and I were so lucky to have the opportunity to spend time with both of you.

    I will never forget that deep-voiced rendition of “a fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty ‘hi ho, Silver’.” You brought a smile to my face every time.

  • Don Smith says:

    Bud and I worked together when I was with International. He helped me a lot when I first came down to Oakland from Seattle in 1969. I claim him as my true friend. We had many entertaining lunches together. I will miss him.

    Semper Fi my brother Marine!

    Don Smith

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