(Dec. 16, 1945 - May 16, 2017)
William “Bud” L. Condrey died May 16, 2017, in Longview, Washington, from complications due to cancer.
He was born to William “Larry” and Mary (Jeffries) Condrey on Dec. 16, 1945. After divorcing in 1946, Mary raised Bud on her own. They lived in Texas for three years before settling in Issaquah, Washington.
Bud worked as a logger after finishing school. He then worked in Eastgate, Washington, as a dump truck driver for Olson Trucking while continuing his education. He eventually got his Washington Land Surveying license. He later became licensed in Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Montana and several other states.
He married Linda Scott in 1967 and together they built a home in Issaquah. After their children were born they moved to a small ranch in Clark. Bud raised black angus cattle while running his own business, Associated Surveys, in Billings, Montana.
After several successful years, Bud wanted to work closer to his ranch and moved his office to Bridger, Montana. When the economy dropped, he opened another business next door, Beartooth Electronics, fixing TVs, radios and anything electronic.
Bud and Linda divorced in 1991, after which he moved back to the Seattle area and continued land surveying. He married Susan Dinglethal and together they lived on a small island near Cathlamet, Washington, where he enjoyed fishing off his dock in his spare time.
After retiring he started his own gun repair business. He also joined the Northwest Country Cousins, a ham radio network, and was proud to be their secretary/treasurer.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents, his son Garett, and grandson Josh.
He is survived by his wife Susan, children Brian, and Megan (Randy) Bauwens, several grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Carol (Jim) Scheimer and brother David, and their children.
Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. in the Clark Pioneer Recreation Center in Clark.