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home : obituaries : obituaries January 16, 2019

12/24/2018 3:56:00 PM
Charles Woolcott (Bud) Fennimore December 8, 1958 - December 6, 2018

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, Charles Woolcott (Bud) Fennimore went to join the Lord at the age of 59, after a courageous battle with stomach cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Boots and Chuck Fennimore and his father-in-law, Allen R. Shockley.

Bud will forever be remembered by his wife and best friend, Stephanie, their children Max, Jordan (wife Mikayla), Sterling (wife Lindsay), and 6 grandchildren; sisters Lois Knori (husband Dave), Josie Hendricks (husband Jim), Vicki Round, and Gayle Standley; mother-in-law Virginia Shockley; sisters-in-law Lori Shockley and Becky Reeves; brothers-in-law, Chris Shockley, Dan Shockley (wife Barb), Rick Shockley (wife Karen), and Tim Shockley (wife Carole). He also will forever be fondly remembered by his 15 nieces and 12 nephews from both sides of the family, and extended family and friends.

Bud was born in Silverton on December 8, 1958. He attended Silverton High School and Chemeketa Community College. He recently was a resident of both Sisters and Clatskanie. He was a trusted friend and employee of Rightline Equipment, Inc. in Rainier, Oregon. He led by example and integrity and was valued as a mentor to many. His breadth of knowledge allowed him to problem-solve many issues as the supervisor of the maintenance department.

Prior to that, Bud was a longtime employee of Addison Corporation in Bend. Bud's early job experience included working at CME in Bend as a welder and fabricator. He also was a locksmith with Bend Lock and Key.

In his earlier years, he loved flying and operating heavy equipment with his dad. Bud learned many skills from his father, even helping to build the family's log cabin in Sisters.

Bud had a passion for life and all things Jeep or anything "loud and fast" (the older, the better). He loved the outdoors along with, but not limited to: camping, ATV'ing in the dunes and the mountains, off-roading, fishing and boating, hunting, traveling with friends and family, and spending time in the hot springs. Playing card games was one of his favorite ways of spending time with family and friends.

Bud was able to enjoy life after being diagnosed with cancer, with "bucket list" trips to Hawaii, Silver City, Idaho, The Grand Canyon, the Oregon Coast and several other destinations including a trip with his four sisters. He was a loving father and everyone who knew him will never forget his smile or his ability to carry on a conversation (and on and on). He was truly a genuine man and a joy to so many.

A celebration of Bud's life will be held at 1 p.m. on January 26, 2019 at Rainier Assembly of God in Rainier, Oregon.

Memorial donations in the name of Bud Fennimore can be made to PO Box 1250, Clatskanie, OR 97016.

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