Robert Linton Mudd, 87, of Union, died Nov. 15, 2001, at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.
There was a celebration of life service in his honor today at Loveland Funeral Chapel in La Grande. Pastor Ray Bates and assistant paster Jim Meyers of the Sonrise Free Methodist Church officiated.
Mr. Mudd was born on May 14, 1914, to Jacob and Grace Quible Mudd in Bassett, Neb. He moved to Union from Crawfordsville 25 years ago.
Mr. Mudd enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1941. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 24, 1945, at St. Louis, Mo. He married Nell Anderson on Aug. 25, 1946, at Broken Bow, Neb.
He attended the University of Nebraska, Diesel and Electric Trade and Agricultural School. He worked as a rancher and mechanic for 46 years. He was a deacon of the Christian Missionary Alliance for the Nazarene Church in Union. He also was a member of the Sonrise Free Methodist Church in La Grande. He enjoyed listening to music.
Survivors include his wife of Union; children, Barbara A. Toweill of Yakima, Wash., Janet Conyers of Gresham, J. Theodore “Ted” Mudd and Terry L. Mudd, both of Union, Kathy Hardrath of Baker City, Robert Mudd of Kimberly, and Joyce Stevens of Payette, Idaho; sisters, Marjorie Gibbs of Lincoln, Neb.; grandchildren, Nathan Stevens, Isaac Stevens, Timothy Stevens, Dan Toweill, Allen Toweill, Linda Toweill, Ben Conyers, Janeen Conyers, Latina Erickson, Lorissa Erickson, Jennifer Mudd, Michelle Mudd, Abel Burnett, Jeremy Mudd, Kariann Mudd, Jesse Mudd, Sandra Mudd, Kevin Mudd, Victoria Mudd, William Hardrath, Jason Hardrath, Nathan Mudd, Mathew Mudd and Kirsten Mudd.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, M. Louise Erickson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of the Sonrise Free Methodist Church.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 23, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor