Edwin "Bud" Carroll Perkins


Longtime Cedaredge, Colorado resident, Edwin "Bud" Perkins, died as a result of a brief illness on Saturday, June 13, 2009, at the Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was eighty-three years of age.

A memorial service honoring Bud's life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2009, at the Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church, with Pastor Deb Edwards officiating. A private family inurnment will be held at the Cedaredge Cemetery.

Edwin Carroll Perkins was born to Harold Edwin Perkins and Ruth Carolyn (Carroll) Perkins on October 20, 1925 in Douglas, Wyoming. He spent his childhood in La Porte and Ft. Collins, Colorado. Bud graduated from Ft. 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, Colorado. To this union four children were born. Bud, his wife and family resided in Littleton, Colorado, for many years before Bud and Mary Caryl settled in Cedaredge, Colorado for the past 17 years.

Bud was a dedicated member of several organizations including; Cedaredge Cemetery Board for over 12 years and as president for many years; Cedaredge Tree Board where he was actively involved in establishing the arboretum at the Pioneer Town; 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 over fifty 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, CO; three sons: Don and wife Reiko, Thornton, CO; Steven, Denver, CO; Reed and wife Hanna, Denver, CO; and one daughter, Carolyn Stumpf and husband Troy, Cedaredge, CO. 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, Colorado 81416, or to the Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 369, Cedaredge, Colorado 81413.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylorfuneralservice.com.


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