Obituary: Theodore “Bud” Gudmundson


Theodore “Bud” Gudmundson

May 28, 1936 – November 11, 2023


Bud held onto his sense of humor until his death on November 11, 2023.  Bud never met a stranger and was one of the friendliest men you would ever meet.  He loved his wife Anita, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and telling stories – not necessarily in that order. 

Bud was born in Blaine, WA on May 28, 1936 and grew up with six sisters. He enjoyed hunting, playing cards and traveling to Maui and Arizona for spring training. He was proud of his Icelandic heritage and was able to travel to Iceland many times.  He loved to cook – especially at the holidays and for family get togethers.

His laughter and stories will be missed by his wife Anita, children and grandchildren: Susan Gudmundson and Steve White, Hannah and Drew; Eric and son Graham (deceased); Lynn and Gary Tucker, Kyle (his son Jack) and Connor; Mark & Melissa, Keegan; Janice & Josh Hatley, Samuel (his wife Jazzy), Ben and Alexandra

Bud loved his family and friends fiercely and unconditionally.  We will truly miss Dad/Afi’s cooking, hugs, laughter, sense of humor and yes, even his stories.  We will try to carry on some of his favorite traditions.

More about Bud and his Celebration of Life can be found at