Bud Rufener Beloved husband, father, friend and mentor passed away peacefully on September 14, 2005 at home surrounded by his loving family. Bud was born on Dec. 26, 1927 in Salt Lake City to Henry and Emma Rufener, the sixth of seven children. Bud married Beverly Key, later divorced. On June 15, 1963, he married Wanda Nash. He graduated from South High School in 1945 and served honorably in the Army Air Corps, 475th Fighter Group, in 1946. After 27 years of working in delivery sales, Bud found his passion building a successful Farmers Insurance Agency for the next 38 years. He was genuinely concerned about the well being of his clients. Bud's compassion and love for life extended beyond his family and friends. He found great satisfaction in helping those in need. He is survived by his wife Wanda, his sons, Ray Nash, Dave (Barb) Rufener, Bob (Laurie) Rufener, Don (Larissa) Rufener and daughters, Jan (Tom) Rasmussen, Dodie Hemingway, 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He is also survived by his sister, Helen Biesinger. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Sept. 19 at 11:00 am at Mountain View Memorial Estates, 3115 East 7800 South. Viewing, Sunday Sept. 18 from 4-6 P.M. and Monday, 10-10:45 am. at the same location. The family would like to thank the Life Path Hospice Team for their sincere support and care through this difficult time. Memorial contributions may be made in Bud's name to the Huntsman Cancer Institute, 2000 Circle of Hope, SLC, UT 84112.
Published in the Deseret News from 9/17/2005 - 9/18/2005