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  • Sep 15, 2010 4:54pm

    Hello David,

    I will probably come with Carmen.  I need to get a hold of her though to make sure.  As always, you are all in my prayers. 


    Sandra Martinez

  • Sep 15, 2010 10:51am

    Dearest Betty, So shocked and sorry to hear of Bud's death.  Don't know what to say really.  Reading through the messages it is clear he was a man much loved and cherished and held in such high esteem.   So good to know how many people were so touched by knowing him.   We all have great memories of Bud, but you and the family have the treasure trove.   I think I will most remember his dry sense of humor based on his wise perception of this crazy old world.  I commend you and your family for the way you have dealt with this, with such dignity and honor as he so deserved.  My deepest condolences.

    andrew dungan

  • Sep 14, 2010 6:30pm

    Dear Betty, Ann Marie, Lisa & David,

          It is with an extremely heavy heart that I sign your guest book today.  Bud and your entire family were like family to us all while growing up.  I'll always remember Buds hysterical and yet dry since of humor, his grin, his pipe, his birds, his wood carvings, his god given ability to take that perfect photo, the days at Wolverton.  I'll always be thankful to Bud for sharing the knowledge of his photo universe, and his kindness for sharing his secrets and cameras.  And I'll always be thankful for being part of that "magical" week during Easter vacation in Mineral King with the Kilburn family.  Spending that winter week hiking, skiing, sledding, driving Ski-doos, crashing Ski-doos, having Dad and Bud tow us behind the Thical, laughing, admiring the beauty of the snow covered mountains, posing and making faces while Bud took pictures of all of us, eating those great meals that Wanda and Betty made, sitting by the fire, and most of all............... watching Bud, Betty, Joe & Wanda drink wine, laugh and relax after a hard day of having fun!  There will only be one "Bud Kilburn", and I'll always be so thankful to be a small part of his life. 
          Bud, go be with the Lord, and continue on with your next journey. 


    Jody Wollenman  

    Jody Wollenman

  • Sep 10, 2010 10:26am

    To Betty and family.
    On behalf of the Sierra Traditional Jazz Club I want to express our sadness at the loss of Bud.  He documented so much of the early activities of the club and the band and we have his photos to remind us of all of the early fun we had.  On a personal note, I will always remember those times visiting with Bud.  He was truly a friend to many.
    We are truly saddened and our thoughts will be with you.

    Rusty Crain 

    Rusty Crain

  • Sep 6, 2010 4:30pm

    Dear Kilburn Family,
    The Pehrsons were saddened to learn of Bud's death.  It was a surprise to learn about it. 

    Bud and John became school board members at the same times and worked for change.  They were successful in their efforts.  It made for a special kinship.  It's now a memory.

    We're looking forward to the Celebration of Life of Bud.

    John and MaryBeth Pehrson 

    John Pehrson

  • Sep 5, 2010 4:50pm

    My thoughts are with you Betty and your family.  My prayer is you will find peace and strength in the lifetime of memories and love you all shared.   I see Betty more than I see my own family sometimes...once a week!!  I love you so very dearly and my heart goes out to you.  

    All my Love,

    Wendy Van Meter & family 

    wendy van meter

  • Sep 4, 2010 4:20pm

    Dear Betty, Lisa, David and Ann,


    Bud was one of the first people I met when I started teaching at Woodlake High.  He came into my room with his camera around his neck just to “check things out”.   I was a new teacher in a new community and he made me feel very welcome.   From that time on our family albums have lots of great photos from Bud’s collection.  He has been the local historian.  You could always count on Bud to bring photos and later CD’s of any event he attended.  His humor and his talent will be greatly missed. 


    Betty, you and Bud had such a special relationship and raised such a great family.  You are so lucky to have been blessed with so many happy memories.  I feel blessed to have been able to get to know you and your wonderful family.  


    Mike & Sally Pace


    Sally Pace

  • Sep 4, 2010 11:12am

    Dear Betty and family,
    I was so shocked to read about Bud in this morning's paper.  Several months ago I saw him in Costco and had a great visit with him.  Such good memories of working with him at Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District....he was like a surrogate father to me as a young woman in an all male office.  He was the photographer at my wedding and even arranged for me to go to the coast with you (Betty) when my husband was in Vietnam.  He and I had some long talks when we worked together and I could always count on him to bring a smile to my face :)
    Bud was a special man and dear friend to me.  He leaves behind a rich legacy.  My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. 
    Love,  Janis Prior Garber

    Janis Garber

  • Sep 4, 2010 9:58am

    The Lovely Mrs K, Ann, Lisa and David.

    I just read the paper and saw the sad news. My thoughts are with you all.
    Memories of Bud will always bring smiles to those of us that were lucky enough to have known him.

    Take care,
    Mike Scott

    Michael Scott

  • Sep 4, 2010 9:36am

    Dear Family,

    I'm so sorry for our loss.  Everyone who ever knew Bud loved him. I loved the Photos of Bud and the Family.  I never knew that he was on the receiving end of a camera.  I still have photos from my childhood hanging on my wall that were taken by Bud. We will forever miss him.

    Billy Ferry

  • Sep 3, 2010 4:37pm

    I am sorry to hear about Bud----believe it or not I think often about Bud and the whole family.

    I send my love and prayers to you all.


    Dorothy Lansing

  • Sep 2, 2010 8:25pm

    Dearest Betty and family,

    I'm so sorry for your lose.  I loved the old guy as much as the rest of the world around him.  His wise jokes and hiding in the corner at parties will be missed. I don't know what to say rigtht now accept I loved Bud very much and I will miss him much, Ron

    Ron Ron

  • Sep 2, 2010 5:28pm

    Dear family
      My thoughts and prayers for you  all , Yes a big party for DADDY BUD in his name
    WE Love you The de Jony family (Zuech )

    sofia dejony

  • Sep 2, 2010 12:17am

    Dear David,

    Denise and I are sending you and your family love and condolences from Long Beach. We had the pleasure of meeting your father at the quilt in SLO last year. We enjoyed his great sense of humor and his wonderful photos. He seemed really happy showing us his aerial photos of the quilt. I mean, how cool was that? He went up in a plane and took photos of the quilt! I remember thinking at the time that this man seems like a really joyful, involved and wonderful father.

    Take care David. We miss you and are thinking about you and your family. Love you.

    Linda Barra

  • Sep 1, 2010 8:44pm

    Dear David & Family,

    I am truly sorry for your loss.  Bud was such a great guy!  I will remember his smile and his spirit.  One of my memories of him, was when the AIDS Quilt was last in town and he got to go up in the plane to take pictures... he was so jazzed.  I think that through his pictures he found a way to connect us all.

    I am sure he is charming all of the angels in heaven !!

    Much Love

    Lisa Dean

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