Let the memory of "Bud" be with us forever
  • 91 years old
  • Born on September 28, 1922 in Manzanar, Nevada, United States.
  • Passed away on June 9, 2014 in Reno, Nevada, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Robert "Bud" Hay. Bud ranched outside of Winnemucca for almost 70 years!  We will remember him forever.

Posted by John Septien on 11th June 2017
Well Buddy's ranch is being farmed again. The wells are working and the sprinklers are running. A little piece of Nevada that was his, is green again. Growing things and raising cattle were his life. He is looking down and is proud. We miss you Buddy.
Posted by John Septien on 28th September 2016
It's been another year (3) since Bud has been gone. We have made many improvements to the ranch this year. Remodeling the house and during this still finding interesting things Buddy had collected over the years. Some are just vintage tools and equipment that are still used today. Some are "scratch your head and wonder" what they are or what they could have been used for. His ingenuity on "fixes" that we find or "repairs" he had made are a marvel. I truly believe he was a mechanical engineer without the degree. We still miss you Buddy and always will.
Posted by John Septien on 30th September 2015
It's been two years. Bud is now and forever will be missed until we meet again. He is probably saving every welding job he has for me when I get there. I hope he is enjoying some of the sculpture pieces I have been creating from found objects from the ranch. Seems every time we go to the Winnemucca we run into someone that knew buddy. There are always stories about Bud and I still enjoy hearing them!
Posted by John Septien on 10th June 2015
It's been one year since "Bud" left us. When we visit the ranch now and he is not there, it just doesn't seem the same. When I am by myself there I can still hear his voice, still see him "tinkering" with equipment, still see him on a horse or a tractor. I wonder if God has tractors? If He does Buddy's got something to "tinker" with.
Posted by Mary Lee Wood on 6th July 2014
You left a big imprint on my life and will be missed. You helped & supported me in many ways and I am forever appreciative. A special person you always have been & will continue to be in my thoughts with love.

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