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Bud Turner

July 26, 2011
Bud Turner
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Obituary for Bud Turner
Bud F. Turner, a former Vacaville resident, died from a heart attack on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Bud graduated from Vacaville High School in 1961 and promptly joined the navy, serving on the nuclear submarine the Stonewall Jackson. After completing his submarine service, he worked for IBM for 18 years and retired from McKesson Corporation in 2000.A self-described jack-of-all-trades, master of none, Bud's passions, hobbies and interests were endless and only matched by his love for his girls. Technology, writing and photography were just a few of his favorite pursuits. Bud spent much of his free time outdoors exploring the wilderness and capturing beautiful images in film and digital media. In 2008, Bud bought a home in Moab, Utah, and in 2009, he realized a life -long dream by appearing on the National Geographic documentary, Canyonlands, Wild Spaces, sharing his research associated with the Multi-spectral Imaging Project, a long term volunteer effort he created for the National Park Service.Bud was predeceased by his mothers and fathers: Edna and Harold Turner and Mable and Howard Wood. Bud is survived by his second wife, Chris Goetze, of Moab Utah; his first wife, Mary Turner; his daughters Staci Turner (Scot Stearns) and Traci Morrow; his grandchildren: Hannah Savard, Kati Earwicker, Carl Stearns and Jimmy Stearns; his siblings: Jackie Myer (Dan), Robbie Faircloth, Mardell Powell (Bob), Howard Wood (Laura), Robin Wood (Mona), Stormy Burton (George), and Gale Kuene (Rick); and many nieces and nephews.Friends and family are invited to a brief graveside service Monday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Vacaville-Elmira cemetery. A celebration of Bud's life will follow the graveside service at the Vacaville Fire House at 420 Vine Street. Jeans and t-shirts were Bud's favorite attire; please dress casually. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shriner's Hospital
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