Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bud

ELMER ALLEN WALLACE NOV 2,1925 - SEPT 24, 2010 Elmer BUD'' Wallace Jr. was born on Nov 2, 1925 in Gideon, Missouri and passed away Friday, September 24 at home with his family by his side. Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Horton Lewis Wallace, his parents Elmer Allen Wallace and Anna Lucille Berry Wallace Frields; two sisters, Barbara Farmer and Wanda Young ; 2 grand-daughters Barbara Lane and Christine Mathis and step-son Donald Lewis. Bud is survived by his daughters, Sharon Wallace Hogan of Modesto, Anna Lee Wallace Clements of Shasta, Calif., his son, Gary Allen Wallace and step-daughter Cleda Lewis Lane (Kirk) of Modesto. Other family members surviving are brother Charles Wallace (Arlola) of Illinois, sister Flora Bullock (Jack) of Sacramento ; sister Patricia Miller (Joe) of Oregon. He also leaves behind his long time companion, Nettie Palmer of Jamestown.
Bud came to California from Missouri as a young child in a boxcar with his mother and siblings in the early 30's and settled in the Sacramento area. He joined the Army during the Korean War. He was a fighter throughout his life. He battled spinal meningitis as a young man and he pulled through that illness by sheer will power. As he got older, he continued to fight for his life but this time his heart was his enemy. He had 3 heart bypasses and several stints'' in his heart. He was indeed a walking miracle his doctors said. Bud's employment in earlier years was scrapping metal. He also worked as a truck driver for 37 years for both John Inglis Frozen Foods and Putman Sand and Gravel. It was during that last time of employment that he suffered severe injury to his left leg that left him disabled. His hobbies were fishing, camping and bowling in earlier years. He never knew a stranger and was well liked by an ENORMOUS amount of people. He moved to Sonora 5 yrs ago and started awhole new realm of friends there. He had 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grand-children; several nieces, nephews and a numerous amount of friends that is impossible to be counted. Services will be at Lakewood Funeral Home, Hughson, California. Visitation will be Wednesday Sept. 29 from 4-8 p.m. and funeral services will be Thursday, Sept 30 at 10 a.m. Pastor Adrian Condit will officiate. www.modbee.com/obituaries

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