Clinton Day Bush (Bud) was born on June 2, 1930, in Omaha, Neb., to Clinton Samual Bush and Josie Lillian (Bower) and passed away on December 11 at home with his wife and children by his side. Clinton lived in Omaha, Neb., until the age of 11 then moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where he attended school. Then, in 1947, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the Army and served 6 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, King Company 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Reg. 1st Cavalry Division.
Clinton retired from Consolidated Aeronautics in 1988 after 16 years, and he and his wife, Betty, moved to Bodfish, Calif. They have been residents of the valley for the past 30 years.
Clinton and his wife enjoyed going to Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nev., together. He also loved taking his sons fishing and spending time with his dog, Sandy. Clinton was a member of the VFW post 766, and you could always find him there on Thursday mornings. Clinton had many, many friends, but then again, he never saw a stranger.
Clinton preceded in death by his parents Clinton Samual Bush and Josie Lillian Christianson (Bush); sister, Ruth Johns; brother, James Bush; son, Wayne Bailey; son, Sidney Bailey; daughter, Vicki Bauer; granddaughter, Clarice Eileen Inman; grandson, Dennis Sanchez; and son-in-law George Inman.
Clinton is survived by his wife, Betty I. Bush, of 55 years. Together, they have 9 children from two marriages: Donald Bailey and Penny, of Bodfish; Clarice Inman, of Mich.; Penny Hall, of Ind.; Scott Bush, of Ind.; Mike Bush and wife, Jenny, of Ind.; Bonnie Wimmer and Steve, of Weldon; sister-in-law, Louise Bush, of Neb.; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and lots of nieces and nephews.