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Bud Brooks, 93, of Bend, Oregon, passed away at his home, August 5th, 2017, surrounded by his family. Bud was born in Eureka, Kansas to Lloyd and Millie (Franklin) Brooks. He graduated from Hoover High School in Glendale, CA. After graduation in 1942, he joined the US Navy and served in WWII on the U.S.S. Boxer on Guadalcanal. Bud was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1948. He and Elizabeth “Bette” (Withrow), were married in 1945 and lived for many years in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. They moved to Bend, Oregon in 2000 to be closer to their two daughters. After his service in the Navy, Bud was employed by McDonnell Douglas as a Quality Assurance Representative until his retirement. Bud was affiliated with the Masonic Lodge in North Hollywood, CA for many years. Bud was also an avid golfer in both California and Oregon. Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Bette, of 67 years and is survived by his daughters, Cindy (Steve) Smith, Mary Brooks; grandchildren Todd (Suzi) Smith, Terry (Stephanie) Smith, Nick Bryant; great-grandchildren Noah, Spencer, Calilyn, McKenna and Samantha “Sammy” Smith. He also leaves behind his dog, Cody, who was his constant and devoted companion. Bud was always social, looking for a good time with family and friends and loved to banter back and forth with the best of them! A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at Cindy & Steve’s house, 2551 NE Ocker Drive, Bend, OR 97701 from 1-5pm. Contributions may be made to: Humane Society of Central Oregon Arrangements have been entrusted to Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home, Bend. Please visit the online registry for Lloyd at www.niswonger-reynolds.com.

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