Buddy "Bud" Gaylor
1934 - 2020
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March 8, 1934 ˜ March 6, 2020

Buddy ”Bud” Gaylor was born to Frank and Martha Gaylor on March 8th, 1934 in Las Animas, CO. He moved with his parents to Vancouver, WA in 1941 where he was a lifelong resident. Bud passed away on Friday, March 6th, 2020.
He worked at Alcoa, construction of The Dalles Dam, and spent 40 years proudly contributing to the manufacture of Freightliner heavy duty trucks.
Bud mentored many (including at risk youth) and volunteered numerous hours grand-parenting at local elementary schools.
Bud was athletic and loved sports: golf, softball, swimming and water skiing. He was probably the biggest tease you had ever met. Most of all, Bud loved his family and was always there when anyone needed help.
Bud is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Phyllis; his daughters, Terry (Kyle), Kathi (Randy), Krista (Jay) and Michelle (Roger); his sons, Jon (Claire) and Brent (Samantha); brother, Roland (Betty); sister, Sally; sisters-in-law, Rita, Joanne and Lydia; his brother-in-law, Bob Burgess; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cindy; brothers, Frank, Jim, Larry and Bob; and sisters, Lois and Martha Jean.
A special thanks to the Kidney Dialysis community for their loving support over the last eight years.
No funeral will be held at Bud’s request but be sure that family and close friends will be celebrating a life well lived that meant so much to each of us.
Please sign his guest book @ www.columbian.com/obits

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Published in The Columbian on Mar. 22, 2020.
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April 11, 2020
Condolences to Bud's family from a long time friend from the Harney days.
Don Bulow
March 27, 2020
Big smile, big heart, kind soul; such inner strength. Lots of great family memories to help mend our broken hearts. (And, Bud, you win this time; Mom did love you more!)
March 26, 2020
I only know early memories of the Gaylor family. My mother (Cora Bishoprick) started a 4-H club with my brother Stan, one of Bud's brothers (Roland or Larry) and a few other boys in the Harney School neighborhood. I was very young, but I remember my father arranged for the family to get an older family transport vehicle from (?) a funeral parlor to accommodate a large family. Reading Bud's obit makes me proud of his accomplishments. His mentoring of young children would make my parents proud, completing a full circle in Bud's life and theirs. Kareen Bishoprick Messerschmidt. kmesserschmidt@gmail.com
March 24, 2020
My condolences, may you all find peace in this difficult time.
Patrick Farley
March 23, 2020
Bud was a wonderful brother and a true friend to Larry and I. The laughter and warmth will always be cherished, never forgotten. Love to his amazing wife and family.
Jo Gaylor
March 23, 2020
My dearest favorite one of a kind uncle I will cherish all my memories. Learning how to swim and spending my summers at his home to being tickled to death, I am so thankful for him in my life.
Jessica Coffman
March 22, 2020
When I started dialysis, I was very young (22) and thought everyone was old (LOL)! I never imagined the friendships I would have made, or the Family I would have gained. You and Phyllis always made Taitum and I feel so loved! Thank you for being the BEST (adopted) Grandpa, for coming to piano recitals and having us over to swim (even if you usually fell asleep ). We always knew you loved us.. You are already, and will be forever, so greatly missed. ❤
Stephanie Stockwell
March 22, 2020
My condolences to Phyllis and all of Bud's family. We were lifelong friends from our early days at Harney Elementary, through Vancouver Hi and our East Vancouver neighborhood. Many great times fishing and camping and just hanging out. We always got together on my times home from the Navy.
Jack Holland
March 22, 2020
You will surely be missed! So sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you. We loved Bud too!!

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