C.F. (Bud) Harvey
Feb. 19, 1931~March 9, 2017
Carroll Franklin (Bud) Harvey, passed away on March 9, 2017, in Meeker, Colo. Bud, a long time resident of Grand Junction, Colo., was born on Feb. 19, 1931, in Jonesboro, Ark., to Loyce and Alma Harvey. After a childhood spent in Arkansas with his siblings Dorothy, Ann and Sue, at the age of 13, Bud ventured to the Little Snake River area of Wyoming to work on his uncle’s cattle ranch. After he’d spent a few years growing up, in 1948, he entered the U.S. Navy, representing his country during the Korean War, spending his time on a destroyer as a torpedo man. After his stint in the Navy was over, Bud returned to Arkansas to start his life as a business man owning a pastry shop in Little Rock. Eventually Bud found his way to Colorado and held many positions working in the oil fields.
In 1957 Bud was introduced to Dorothy Rosenlund, eventually marrying Dorothy on Feb. 2, 1958, in Meeker. This union produced three children, Barbara, Brenda and Brett. Bud and Dorothy worked for Dorothy’s father on the family sheep ranch for several years before moving the family to Leadville, Colo., where they owned several small businesses. Bud and Dorothy divorced in 1973. Bud relocated to Grand Junction, continuing as a business man, and also working again in the oil industry.
Through Bud’s many business ventures, extensive travel, Navy experience and years of working with his hands and mind, he became known for his tireless work ethic and was sought out for his ability to fix, engineer or problem solve many tasks. Bud built a life in Grand Junction, spending many years with his longtime companion Susie Mizell. Bud’s love of hunting and fishing led him to spend many treasured days in Meeker and Western Colorado, enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. Bud was preceded in death by his parents, his longtime companion Susie and his nephew Billy Stainton. He is survived by his three sisters Dorothy Stainton of DeQueen, Ark., Ann Mauldin of Ames, Iowa and M. Sue Hines DeFender of Bainbridge Island, Wash., his three children Barb Williams of Grand Junction, Brenda Nay of Meeker, Brett (Natalie) Harvey of Meeker, nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and many, many treasured friends.
A memorial for Bud will be held in Grand Junction on June 3, 2017. Details will be announced at a later date. No flowers please, contributions may be made in Bud’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.
C.F. (Bud) Harvey