ForeverMissed

Orville “Bud” Boone succumbed to complications of Parkinson’s  Disease  March 13, 2017. His love, gentleness and selflessness live in all of us who shared his life. His bravery was especially evident in the final months of his life.

His funeral Mass will be held at 11 am on Saturday, March 18  at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Wright & Law Sts., Boise, ID. 83706, followed by a luncheon at the church. A celebration of his life and interment at Idaho State Veterans’ Cemetery will be held in the summer to accommodate extended family.


In lieu of flowers, you may consider a donation to Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, 400 Mercer St., #5004, Seattle, WA 98109-4641 www.nwpf.org




Bud's family created this website in memory of our loved one, Orville "Bud" Boone.  We invite you to share memories with us.

September 8
September 8
You would have been 90 today! You are not with us in person, but our memories of you are strong and you are celebrated frequently as we share them -- even when it's not your birthday. You can be proud of your legacy of family. Love, B
April 9, 2022
April 9, 2022
Another sad anniversary. Your physical presence has gone, but your family feels your impact on our lives every day; you remain with us in a loving and reassuring way.
December 24, 2021
December 24, 2021
.Our Christmases are not as merry without you, but we shared many good ones. The really special ones were holidays when our family was reunited after a long absence. We are no longer making memories together, but your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren provide mutual support for each other and are making memorable times. I am so appreciative of the many memories we made together. Love continues. Liz
September 9, 2021
September 9, 2021
You would have been 88 this year and good memories support your family -- which has grown to include another great granddaughter. How proud you would be of all of them. We miss you, but feel your continued presence/influence in our lives. Your life well-lived mattered so very much and your goodness continues to spread -- like ripples in a pond. Love, Liz
March 13, 2021
March 13, 2021
Four years without your presence -- I am concentrating on the many years we shared, rather than the separation which began in 2017. They were precious times, abundant with happy memories -- and they sustain all of us who continue to miss you.
September 8, 2020
September 8, 2020
Another birthday without you. Each day without you brings me one day closer to our eventual reunion. It was my privilege to have shared a loving life with you. It is remarkable to realize the years passed so quickly. Many good memories sustain me and our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Love has been multiplied many times over. We all miss you. Rest in peace, free from the constraints of illness -- and save a good place for me where we'll continue where we left off. Bette
September 8, 2020
September 8, 2020
A gentleman, a hero, terrific father, loving husband and someone every man can look up to. Truly a man who is missed.
March 13, 2020
March 13, 2020
March 13, 2020
You are undoubtedly smiling down as you view your family on the third anniversary of your passing. David is here in Carlisle and his visit is very supportive. Last night Bruce and Monica were here for dinner. Susan has been in touch by phone and plans to visit your niche today. I am proud of our family and the care and attention they provide. They are a tribute to your parental example. We miss you, but feel your spirit and presence in all we do. How you would enjoy our two great- grandchildren!
I am so grateful for the life we created together. You have made me a very happy woman, with an abundance of memories that continue to support and define me. Love, Bette
March 13, 2019
March 13, 2019
Two years since you breathed your last, but memories of you enhance every day. How I wish we were still creating memories, instead of recalling the ones we made together. Be with us as we continue to make important decisions. Love, Bette
January 31, 2019
January 31, 2019
Dear Bud, we are nearing the anniversary of your last days two years ago and it is a melancholy time. You are in my thoughts daily, part of my very soul. We had wonderful years together and your spirit lives on in memories, and through your children and grandchildren. As you know, two great grandchildren now enrich our lives. Thomas and Olivia bring us all joy. Much love, Bette
September 8, 2017
September 8, 2017
Thinking of Bette and Bud's lovely family today. This is the annivery of Bud's birthday. May your memories of past birthdays bring you a measure of deep gladness.
March 18, 2017
March 18, 2017
Norm, June and family send our love and prayers to Bette and the family. Bud will be remembered fondly. We'll keep in touch, Bette. Wish we had had "one more lunch" with you and Bud.
March 17, 2017
March 17, 2017
Bette and family: The Hoovers (Bob and Peggy) send their love and thoughts at this difficult time. Thank you for being the pillar of support and encouragement to our family when Mom was diagnosed with Parkinsons. Your thoughtfulness and support meant so much to us as we struggled to learn more about and understand this debilitating disease. We hope Bud is 'up there' free from this world's burdens and enjoying some much needed rest. Blessings
March 17, 2017
March 17, 2017
Hugs and Prayers to Bette and all of you! The first memory of Bud that comes to my mind is him feeding all those cute quail when we visited there. The second is that warm, wonderful, welcoming smile and hug he always had for everyone. He was one of the kindest men and surely will be missed by so many whose lives he touched.
March 17, 2017
March 17, 2017
I was sorry and sadden to see that "Bud" had passed. He was one of those type of people who were forever part of you once you met them. I was very lucky to serve under Bud at Mtnhome AFB back in the late 70's. He was a great leader and pleasure to be around. After I left the Military, He was the one who helped me get my first job in Boise. I got to work for UPS while going to BSU fulltime. Later when I got married, Bud was at the ceremony too. I went on to have a new career with the Idaho Air National Guard and now at the Ada County Sheriff's Office. I only got to run into him every now and then. My prayers to the family.
March 16, 2017
March 16, 2017
My prayers are with you Bette and your family.
March 16, 2017
March 16, 2017
I first met Bud and Bette at the Nellis F-100 check out program in fall of 1957. We went on to Chaumont, France and the 48th FBW's 494th FBS. Our paths crossed many times in our Air Force careers. Bud was a gentle man a caring leader and a good friend. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bette and her family.

Neill and Margo Gruver
March 16, 2017
March 16, 2017
Bud Boone was a great fighter pilot, but an even better husband, father, and friend. In all endeavors, Bud gave much and asked little. We were privileged to know him...and, will never forget him. Go west, good friend, and know we're on your wing.
March 16, 2017
March 16, 2017
Dear Bette,
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your husband,
Bud.
May those around you provide love and comfort for the difficult days
ahead.
You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
March 16, 2017
March 16, 2017
I first met Bud in 1983 when he came to Champaign to attend and
celebrate David and Leslie's college graduation. The first thing that
struck me was his humility. He was easy to get to know and be around.
Throughout the 34 years that I knew Bud, he was such a nice and good man, and he never lost his humility. To the children and grandchildren, consider your blessed that you had such a wonderful father and grandfather, and to Bette, count your blessings that you had Bud.
May God be with all of you.

Bill Hancock
March 15, 2017
March 15, 2017
Bud and Bette you are such wonderful neighbors. Bud always watched out and spoke so nice to our Claire as she rode her Trike and later bike around in our driveway. He always made her feel special and you know all about the "crush" she has had on him over the years. We Love You Both and our family is sad that we lost Bud.
March 15, 2017
March 15, 2017
It has been too long since I saw Bud, but his warm charm lasts a long time. Could not say Betty without saying Bud and vice Versace. They had a story book marriage! Love to you Betty.

Bud was a role model for children and grandchildren to look to for excellence. He was a warrior and peacemaker at the same time, an unforgettable man.
March 15, 2017
March 15, 2017
Bette and family. Prayers go out to all of you. There are so many wonderful memories I have over the years. But I especially remember the time you and Bud spent with Mike and I together in Phoenix.  You were on your way to a grandson's function. We so enjoyed the visit during the warm Phoenix days. May the love you have known for each other surround you with comfort in the days ahead.
March 14, 2017
March 14, 2017
Bette and family; you are the kindest of friends. Know that Bud will never be forgotten... such generosity to my mother, Alice, will be written in his life book. Blessings.
March 14, 2017
March 14, 2017
One of my fondest memories is of the trip with you and Bud, Ceil and me to Florida. On the way we stopped to visit a pilot who had an old bipiane, and he gave Bud a ride in the plane. Seeing Bud's smile afterward was one of the greatest rewards of my life.
March 14, 2017
March 14, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear the news. My thoughts and prayers to all of the family. Bette I remember the time you and Bud were here for our reunion. You both looked so great. You know I think about you often and pray God will bless you and help you at this time and in the future.
March 14, 2017
March 14, 2017
My dear friend Bette ~ Our friendship has lasted from elementary school until now and hopefully in the future. I treasure the last visit you and Bud and our friend MJ shared at her home when we all were younger and our hair was not yet white. Your Christmas messages were always a joy and was so happy to know that Bud was managing his Parkinson's so well and my heart aches for you that he has gone to his reward. He was a fine man with a ready smile and a Veteran whose service I will think of as I fly my American flag daily but especially on Veteran's day. God Bless you and your family. Much Love, Judy
March 14, 2017
March 14, 2017
It's been so long since we've seen Bud and Betty! He was my best friend in high school. We kept each other company at Pitt, and played some basketball and hand ball together. It was clear to me they were destined to be lifetime partners. 

They visited us once here in Rochester, NY. We kept in touch with holiday messages, thanks mostly to Betty who has a way with words that we looked forward to reading. We've managed to stay in touch these many years, always gratefully.

We mourn his passing along with his family and many friends. We will remember him fondly as long as we live.

Keep in touch.

Bill and Marta Stockdale

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September 8
September 8
You would have been 90 today! You are not with us in person, but our memories of you are strong and you are celebrated frequently as we share them -- even when it's not your birthday. You can be proud of your legacy of family. Love, B
April 9, 2022
April 9, 2022
Another sad anniversary. Your physical presence has gone, but your family feels your impact on our lives every day; you remain with us in a loving and reassuring way.
December 24, 2021
December 24, 2021
.Our Christmases are not as merry without you, but we shared many good ones. The really special ones were holidays when our family was reunited after a long absence. We are no longer making memories together, but your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren provide mutual support for each other and are making memorable times. I am so appreciative of the many memories we made together. Love continues. Liz
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