Former Idaho resident Howard Walter (Bud) Logue was born on March 7, 1938, in Cascade, Idaho, and passed peacefully with his family at his side during the early morning hours of August 8, 2020 in Murdock, Washington, at the age of 82. Bud was a beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend.
Bud was really never in a hurry to get anywhere… he loved to sit with family and friends, shoot the breeze, and had so many stories. He was quiet, but it was the kind of quiet that would catch you out of nowhere with his quick humor. As a child he could often be seen on his tummy, engrossed in the small world of ants as they marched through the jungle of button weeds. Bud was in the middle of three siblings, and they would sometimes disappear together through the window of the small grainery, eating wheat and munching on the cow’s cotton cake. Afton was the eldest, followed by Bud and then Dave. They were and are best friends forever.
Bud spent his earliest years in logging camps around Long Valley, Idaho, until the age of three. His Uncle Mert was sheriff, and Bud took such pride in that. The family moved to Seneca, Oregon, where they lived for about five years while his father, Walt, was logging. In 1945 Bud and the family moved to Council, Idaho, to a cattle ranch on Hornet Creek. That was his home for the next 10 years. Many stories of adventures on that ranch could be written. A special memory for Bud and his siblings on the ranch was getting up early on the weekends to bundle up and climb aboard their dad’s big sled of hay to go feed the 200 head of cattle.
Bud graduated Council High in 1956. His yearbook clearly shows how liked he was, several folks asked him to keep in touch after graduation. Keeping in touch with his Idaho friends and family was a very important part of his life. That year (1956), Bud traveled with family to many places and experienced years of adventures as his dad remained to work with a company that would later become Boise Cascade Construction & Logging. After Bud’s father retired, the family moved to Emmett, Idaho. Bud later attended Heavy Equipment School at Intermountain Institute in Weiser, Idaho. He worked on construction for a time in southern Idaho. Following that he attended a machinist school in Portland, Oregon, where he had such great preliminary scores that they offered full coverage of schooling. In Emmett, Idaho, he belonged to a Citizens Band (CB) radio club and was a dedicated Little League umpire and referee. His nephew recalls the strings that Bud pulled to help him get on a league when he was new in Emmett at the time, making it an unforgettable year for him. After moving to Murdock, Washington, Bud had a small engine repair business and also trained with the Dallesport Volunteer Fire Department. His hobbies were small engine repair, wood and leather carving, maintaining a beautiful yard, taking pictures, tinkering in his shop, reading the Idaho papers, caring for his neighbors… but most importantly, he valued being around his family and his friends. His last moments were spent with his family puttering around quietly and reminiscing, holding his hand, and making sure he was comfortable.
Bud will be deeply missed by his sister Afton M. (Logue) Fanger; brother David R. Logue and his wife Diane; nephews Kenny, Randall, Davy; and nieces Lisa, Michelle, and Teresa. So many great-nieces and nephews will miss his gentle soul as well, including Charlie, Katrina, Josh, Ty, Taylor, Amanda, Cassie, Ava, Dugan, Raelani, Zoe, Seaera, Treane, Ayla, and Elly. He will also be missed by numerous cousins and friends in Idaho.
Bud is preceded in death by his father Walter D. Logue; mother Vava M. (Jones) Logue; nephew Norman White; and brother-in-law Joseph Fanger.