Nov. 1, 1929–Oct. 16, 2014
Bud Deitz was born Nov. 1, 1929, in Seldovia and died Oct. 16, 2014, in Sequim, Wash.
He was born to Jack Deitz and Gladys Cooper. He grew up with his four brothers and two sisters on his parents’ homestead ranch in Homer.
He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. When he got out he used the skills he acquired during his service in his jobs as a telephone man and electrician. He also worked as a commercial seine fisherman in and around Kachemak Bay.
When Bud retired to Sequim, Wash., he found a community of caring neighbors and friends. He enjoyed playing darts and was an avid gardener, but his favorite activity was spending time with family and friends, joking and telling the stories of his life.
He is survived by his three children, Derek Deitz of Issaquah, Wash., Dina Deitz of Mercer Island, Wash., and Darin Deitz of Stanwood, Wash. He is also survived by his three beloved grandchildren.
Due to Bud’s great love of animals, especially dogs, the family requests that any memorial contributions be donated to a local Humane Society in his name.
Per Bud’s wishes, his body will be cremated and his ashes scattered in the places that he loved. Though his family has already gathered to celebrate his life, they do plan to hold another gathering in Alaska, at a location to be determined, sometime in the spring or summer of 2015.