Bernard Bud Donell MacIntosh Collett
Bud Collett, 69, passed away April 4, 2009, after a long illness. He was born Oct. 31, 1939.Bud was a graduate of Colorado State University with bachelor of science and master of science degrees and received his Ph.D in natural sciences from the University of California, Berkley in 1972. Bud married his high school sweetheart, Charlene Hall, June 12, 1960, in Rifle. Bud was a co-founder of YouthZone in Rifle in 1976. His professional life was spent as a residential land developer and a management executive in product manufacturing. Buds strength to the end was inspiring. He held Jesus hand knowing and accepting the promise that To Live is Christ, to Die is Gain (Phil 1:21).He loved, cherished and lived for his entire family. He is survived by his wife; daughters KaLee (Ron) Dahlin of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Lisa (Chris) Thompson of Greeley; son Jeffrey (Andria) Collett of Tillamook, Ore.; grandchildren Mattison Collett Sperry, Bryson and Caitlin Dahlin and Melissa, Sydney and Ian Collett; cousin William MacIntosh of New Orleans,; nephew Kyle (Linda) Turner of Decatur, Texas; sisters-in-law Carolyn Hogge of Colorado Springs and Marilyn Hall of Rifle; brothers-in-law, Max (Margie) Hall of Rifle, Lanny (Jonilyn) Hall of Kennewick, Wash., and Ray (Christy) Hall of Colorado Springs; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many wonderful friends.Bud was preceded in death by twin babies Brad M. & Cynthia S.; parents Herman and Cecile Collett, and Robert and Theodosia MacIntosh; sisters Eileen Margaret Turner and Norma Jean MacIntosh.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to YouthZone, Collett Memorial, 136 E. 12th St., Rifle CO 81650.Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a time to be announced.
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