John "Bud" Busby
- January 14, 1937 - May 3, 2011
- Clearfield, Iowa
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“I'm sorry Sue. I just found out. John was a great guy and will truly be missed.
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John “Bud” Busby, 74, of Clearfield, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at his home in Clearfield. John was cremated and services will be held at a later date. The Powers Funeral Home junction of highways 34 and 25 in Creston is handling services. Online condolences can be left at www.powersfh.com.
John Claire “Bud” Busby was born to John William and Louise Mary-Margaret (England) Busby on January 14, 1937 in Clearfield. He started his education in Country School and after Fifth Grade, transferred to Clearfield School where he graduated in 1955. At this time he married Donna M. Weeda and they had four children; Nancy M., Richard C., Michael H., and Randall J. Mr. Busby worked at Spurrier’s Service Station full-time and applied anhydrous at night and weekends during farming season.
Mr. Busby moved his family to Fort Collins, Col. in 1960 where he worked at a Cement Plant until he got his own Insulation Company up and running. In 1966, he Seattle, Wash. and went into the Drywall Business – first as an employee and ultimately as an owner / operator. In 1976, Mr. Busby moved to Port Angeles, Wash. where he owned Dryco Supply a drywall distributing center and B & N Home Decorating Center which sold paint, wallpaper, flooring, carpeting and window treatments. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Elks and the Eagles.
In 1980, Mr. Busby married Sue M. Perry and they moved back to Clearfield later that year to be near Mr. Busby’s parents. Mrs. Busby liked Clearfield so well, they wound up staying four years. In 1984, they returned to Seattle, Wash. and manufactured portable Mini Barns and then developed Busby’s Drywall Scrapping. In 1995, John and Sue retired to Clearfield and after completely renovating the Maude & Rolley Bailey House and then opened Mrs. B’s Bed and Breakfast. During this time, they also cleaned houses and did a variety of landscaping services for the senior population of Clearfield.
Mr. Busby was the mayor of Clearfield from 1998 to 2000 and sat on the the Taylor County Board of Directors, was a member of the Southern Iowa Rural Housing Association and participated in the Southern Iowa Council of Governments. He and his wife also served with the Taylor County D.A.R.E. Program. During Mr. Busby’s tenure as Mayor, he was instrumental in getting the local Library moved into a larger facility with restrooms, securing some additional Low Income Housing for Seniors, securing Government Grants for the purpose of rehabilitating many homes in Clearfield and getting the large play structure at the Clearfield City Park. In 2000, John and Sue held the first Busby Reunion since 1937. They then sold their home and retired to Yuma, Ariz. In 2005, John and Sue once again returned to Clearfield.
Mr. Busby was an avid woodworker and especially enjoyed restoring antique furniture for himself and others. He was also an avid collector and delighted in traveling all across the United States.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sue of Clearfield; son, Rick Busby and granddaughter, Rikki Lynn of Portland, Ore.; step-son, Mike Hilderman of Renton, Wash.; step-grandson, Matthew Hilderman of Port Angeles, Wash.; brother in-law, Wayne Perry of Ashland, Ore.; and father and mother in-law, Harry and Jo Perry of Renton, Wash.
Other survivors include; daughter, Nancy Ashton of Vancouver, Wash.; son, Mike (wife Linda) Busby of Snohomish, Wash.; son, Randy (wife Simone) Busby of Federal Way, Wash.; sisters, Christene (husband Dale) Solomon of Evanston, Wyo. and Pat Walling of Des Moines. He also leaves a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and many, many friends throughout the United States.
Mr. Busby was preceded in death by; his parents, John W. and Louise M. Busby; step-son, Charles R. Hilderman; brother and sister in-law, Larry D. and Kim Busby; brothers in-law, Larry D. Morris, Jim Walling, James P. Perry, Robert R. Perry, Thomas M. Perry and his mother in-law, Twila E. Perry.