Buddie M. Stockwell

Buddie M. Stockwell

February 29, 1948 - July 11, 2013
 

Biography

Buddie M. Stockwell, 65, of Wellington, CO died July 11, 2013 due to a brief battle with cancer. He was born February 29, 1948 in Lawrence, KS to Gilbert K. “Bud” and Hildreth “Dutch” Stockwell.  Buddie received his early education in Kansas before moving to Loveland in 1963 where he attended Loveland schools and graduated from Loveland High School in 1966. Shortly after high school, in 1968, he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he spent time in Korea. After 2 years of active duty he joined the reserves and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant in 1974.

During his time with the Army, he married Gaye Banks in October of 1972. Buddie was self-employed as a concrete form setter. He worked for many local builders and became a well-respected member of the construction community. He was a founding member of the Rocky Mountain Long Ears Association and promoted the versatility of mules to the community. Buddie also appeared in several TV commercials for G.E. and coffee as well as being an extra in movies, such as Lightning Jack.  He raised exotic birds and animals and enjoyed being in the country.

Family

Buddie is survived by his son Jeremiah of Loveland and daughter Jimi Clark (Shawn) of Brush, CO; his siblings Melvin Stockwell (Linda) of Springhill, FL, Carol Parrett (Ken) of Hoyt, KS, Helen Allocco (Carl) of Orofino, ID, Ronnie Stockwell (Ruth) of Johnstown, CO and Rockie Stockwell (Karol) of Wellington, CO. He is also survived by his only grandchild Teagan Clark age 1 and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Bud and Dutch.

Service Information

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, July 19th 2013, 4:00 P.M. at the Ellis Ranch Event Center located at 2333 Ellis Ranch Lane, Loveland, CO 80538. In traditional Buddie style we will be having a pig roast and pot luck.

Go to www.viegutfuneralhome.com for condolences.

Memorial contributions

Donations in Buddie’s memory may be sent to Accent Hospice, 1180 Main Street, Suite #9, Windsor, CO 80550 or to the Cheyenne VA Hospital, 2360 E. Pershing Blvd., Cheyenne, WY 82001.