Warren R. “Bud” Green passed away at his home on June 28 2022. He was 83 years old. Bud was born on Oct 29, 1938 in Cedar City, Utah to Warren Albert and Norma Perry Green. He spent most of his childhood with his grandma and grandpa Perry, whom he dearly loved and admired. He graduated from Cedar High and was married shorty after to Lynda Mitchell. Together they had four children. They later divorced.
Bud worked several jobs early on including the Utah International Iron Mines where he operated heavy equipment and worked as an electrician’s helper. Later he worked for UDOT as a surveyor and drafter. Volunteered with the Iron County Jeep Patrol for several years. He also owned and operated a gas station on Main Street and a Golf Driving Range on north main. He then started his own business, “Buds Sports Sales” He sold motorcycles, snowmobiles and ATV’s. Bud built a Snowmobile from the ground up based off a picture he had seen in a magazine. He was the first person to start a snowmobile business in Southern Utah. While in this business, he built motocross tracks, oval snowmobile racetracks and trials bike completion courses and sponsored these events giving many the opportunity to participate and compete. This was his career most of his life until sold his business. Bud being Bud he could not just relax so he started another business by purchasing a backhoe and dump truck fulfilling his childhood dream to play in the dirt. He was proud of the businesses he built and always did quality work. He made many lifelong friendships along the way.
He built a very large authentic log cabin at Navajo Lake with help from his family. He also built his own home for him and his second wife, Connie Sue. They later divorced.
Later in life, Bud came to find his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He and Connie had the opportunity to travel to Jerusalem. An opportunity in life he cherished and spoke about often.
Dad enjoyed many outdoor activities but one of his real passions was water skiing and he was a pro at it!
Dad loved his family and attended the majority of family events, ballgames and projects. Always willing to offer his help and support. Dad would always pitch in and help with home or remodel projects but refused to let you help him with his chores. He always felt he could get it done himself. He was very self-sufficient and independent and very stubborn!
Until these last couple of months, dad never missed giving a birthday and Christmas card with a little cash in it to everyone in his family even the newborn babies.
Dad loved cool cars and cool hair and had both as a teenager and as a young adult. He had to give up the cool cars when life got busy and money went in other directions. He always kept his hair trimmed and nice. He would cut his own hair using two mirrors and was very precise about it.
Bud is survived by his children Mark, Todd (Marilyn), Debby (Lief) Condie, and Bret; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; his sister Karen Haller; his brother Rick; and his sister in-law Tamara (Tomi) Green
His parents and brother Fred preceded him in death.
Graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 11:00am at the Cedar City Utah Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the hospice caregivers who have helped Dad through this hard part of his life.