Charles William (Bud) Pedersen

     Charles Pedersen passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, after a long and brave battle with cancer, with his two sons and family by his side.
     Bud was born March 24, 1933, in Spokane. He graduated from Weippe High School. He was in the National Guard and was a Korean War veteran. Bud worked at the Potlatch Mill for 42 years before and after his military service until his retirement from Potlatch.
     Bud was an avid race car fan; his two favorite drivers were A.J. Foyt and Kyle Busch. He also spent a great deal of time at the Banana Belt Speedway in Lewiston and raced go-carts in Spokane with the World of Outlaws. He loved motorcycles and cars; he bought and sold many makes and models and there was always a car or motorcycle that he just had to have!
     Bud was married and had two sons. They later divorced. He later re-married and together raised his two boys.
     Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Pedersen and Lois Eastman; and his biological father, Oswald (Oz) Johnston. He leaves behind two brothers; a sister; two sons; two grandsons; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson.
     We greatly appreciate all the help and wonderful people from St. Joseph Hospice and ask that any contributions be sent to St. Joseph Hospice.
     There will be a celebration of life at noon Sunday at Rowdy's Steak House. Bring your best stories and share. God Bless - the Pedersens.

The Lewiston Tribune, November 16, 2011, p. 7C
Transcribed by Jill Leonard Nock

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