October 20, 1925 - June 13, 2009
Longtime Cedaredge resident, Edwin "Bud" Perkins died as a result of a brief illness Saturday, June 13, 2009, at the Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 83 years of age.
A memorial service honoring Bud's life will be held at 2 p.m. June 27, at the Cedaredge Cemetery.
Edwin Carroll Perkins was born to Harold Edwin Perkins and Ruth Carolyn (Carroll) Perkins on Oct. 20, 1925, in Douglas, Wyo. He spent his childhood in La Porte and Fort Collins. Bud graduated from Fort Collins High School with the class of 1944. After serving in the Navy, he attended the University of Denver, earning a bachelor's in business management. Bud graduated with the class of 1950.
On June 8, 1951, Bud married Mary Caryl Coles at the University Park Methodist Church in Denver. To this union, four children were born. Bud, his wife and family resided in Littleton for many years before Bud and Mary Caryl settled in Cedaredge for the past 17 years.
Bud was a dedicated member of several organizations including; Cedaredge Cemetery Board for more than 12 years and as president for many years, Cedaredge Tree Board where he was actively involved in establishing the arboretum at the Pioneer Town and past president of the Cedaredge Historical Society. Bud served on numerous real estate organizations in his career, including the Denver and South Suburban Board of Realtors. He was a member of the University of Denver fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE). His association with his fraternity brothers was some of his most enduring friendships, and they met for reunions for more than 50 years. Bud was a sports enthusiast, always knowledgeable about statistics and the history of sports. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events. He competed for many years as a master swimmer, earning state and national rankings for his age group.
Bud is survived by his wife, Mary Caryl Perkins, of Cedaredge; three sons, Don and wife Reiko, of Thorton; Steven, of Denver; and Reed and wife Hanna, of Denver; and one daughter, Carolyn Stumpf and husband Troy, of Cedaredge. Bud is further survived by grandchildren, Craig and Danae Perkins, Brad Perkins, Cole Stumpf, Nathan Stumpf and Emma Stumpf, and one great-granddaughter, Jade Perkins. He was preceded in death by his parents, H.E. and Ruth Perkins, and a brother, John Perkins.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bud's memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416, or to the Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 369, Cedaredge, CO 81413.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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