bud arehart died March 9
Edgar Thorpe "Bud" Arehart passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2002 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Moab.
He was born Aug. 5, 1931 in Arco, Idaho. His parents were Thorpe Lafayette Arehart and Hazel Anna Quigley. Bud grew up in Patterson and attended schools in Challis. He was active in sports during his high school years and participated in football and wrestling. He excelled in wrestling and would wrestle anyone who would step into the ring. He could even wrestle his coach to the ground.
Bud married his childhood sweetheart Edna Lenore Johnson on May 7, 1950, in Patterson, Idaho. He and Lenore started married life out in Pahsimori Valley, living in a tent. He worked digging post holes for $1 a hole and then later at the IMA mine. They lived in Idaho until May of 1957. In May of 195 Bud and his family moved to La Sal, Utah where they lived Rattlesnake Ranch and he worked at the Hecla mine. In February of 1958 he moved his famly to Moabwhere they have resided ever since. During Bud's mining
years he also worked at Standard mine and at Texasgulf. He retired from Texasgulf in August of 1986. in 1967 Bud was involved in a mining accident which left him with only three fingers on his left hand, which was always a unique thing to the grandchildren.
Bud was an avid scouter. He worked with the scouts for 30 years and served as the Scout Master of Troop 310 for 14 years. He influenced hundreds of young men to be better people and to honor their priesthood and live the scout law.
During his years of scouting service he earned his Wood Badge and Silver Beaver Awards. He was part of the first Jeep Safari Boy Scout Barbeque that is held annually and has involved with it every year since. He was always at the gates taking the tickets. He spent each year helping the boy scouts hand water to the runner on the annual spring Marathon Run. Bud was serving at the time of hi death on the Eagle Scout board. He also served as camp cook at the Moab Stake Girl's Camp for a number of years.
He was active with his own children during their school years and coached many girls softball teams. He spent lots of time during the high school years driving the girls to ball games so they could be cheerleader for the boys. He spent nights watching concerts, listening to musical and watching the latest dramatic productions.
In the years when the grandchildren came along, Bud and Lenore tried to make it to every game that the kids would be participating in, whether it was school or city recreating program sponsored. He spent many years of summer vacations up state at the state ball tournatments.
He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in three different bishoprics, was a stake missionary, Boy Scout master, secretary for the Young Men's Program, ward activity chairperson and worked at the Monticello Temple for three years.
Bud had a love of the mountain and his cabin there. If it could have been possible, he would have loved to have been buried there.
Bud is survived by his wife Lenore, of 51 years, a son Michael Ray (Ann) Arehart - Moab, and a daughter GingerIlene (Manuel) Torres - Moab. His brother and sisters are:Pansy(Caroll) Lambeth - Moab, David (Sherry) Arehart - Moab, and Maxine (Cliff) Tiske - Winnemucca, Nev. Bud was preceded in death by his daughter Debbie (Paul) Cox, his parents, and a sister, Charolette (Al) Cartwright.
He has 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren who all loved being in his home and having Sunday dinner together.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 11 a.m. in the LDS Chapel on 4th North. A viewing was held on Monday, March 11, 2002 from 7-9 p.m. at the Moab Memorial Mortuary and then prior to the services on Tuesday morning. Internment was at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery.
Bud and Lenore will always be Moab icons. Even now when I hear their names, the words friendly, outgoing, uplifting and helpful come to mind. Lenore was employed at City Market when I began working there. She was an instant ally and constantly built me up as a person. Always friends at first; friends at last.