June 28, 1929 — Dec. 26, 2018
James J. “Bud” Walden Sr., was born June 28, 1929, in Tacoma, to Ina and Charles Walden and passed away Dec. 26, 2018, in Boerne, Texas.
He was preceded in death by Ruth Walden, the love of his life and wife of 60 years.
Bud is survived by four children, Beverly Weber (John), Barbara Jepsen (Tom), Jim Walden (Ronnie), and Darlene Olsen (Ralph); 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and many dear friends.
Bud and Ruth owned and operated Walden’s Home for the Aged in Longview for many years, were partners in S&W Motors, and lived aboard their fishing boat in Alaska. After moving from Longview they lived on Hood Canal, Mazatlan, Mexico and traveled the world together.
Bud loved to garden, play cards, and he and Ruth logged thousands of miles in their motor home with their dog Suzi.
He will be greatly missed and remain forever in the hearts of his family and friends.