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FRED "BUD" H. DUROSE
June 26, 1921 ~ February 26, 2014
F.H. "Bud" Durose passed away peacefully on February 26, 2014 at the age of 92 years. He was born June 26, 1921 in Bonners Ferry, Idaho to Lilly Holm Durose and Irving Durose.
He is survived by two sons, Bob Durose of Campbell, CA and Lynn Durose (wife Jamie) of Olalla, WA. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Brieann Durose, Kellen Durose and Patrick Durose.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Irene McPherson Durose; and brothers, Earl, Chuck and Art.
Dad was a proud member of the U.S. Navy, having served aboard the USS Rixey during WWII. He was awarded 4 battle stars and Liberation of Philippines medal for freeing citizens of the South Pacific from invading forces. His duties on the ship were Carpenters Mate and Topside Damage Control. After the war, he came home to Vancouver, WA where he continued to build and began a career with the City of Vancouver Fire Department.
He was an avid outdoorsman and gentleman farmer. Fishing was his favorite hobby and he loved to hunt as well. He provided for his family primarily on fish, game, home grown beef, fruits and vegetables.
Mom said several times that he "was the most honest, direct person" she ever knew. He served his family, community and country well.
Services will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014, 12:30 p.m., at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Please sign his Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits.
Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98684
Published in The Columbian on Mar. 4, 2014