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James Williamson "Buddy" Amend
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Birth: May 31, 1920
Sherman County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 2010
Yakima
Yakima County
Washington, USA

Buddy was born James Williamson Amend on May 31, 1920 in Sherman, Texas to Finis Williamson Amend and Lida Lee Laughlin. He was educated in New Mexico excelling in high school sports, participating in football and basketball. After graduation, he joined the CCC's before entering college. In January of 1942, Buddy joined the U.S, Navy serving aboard the USS Copahee and the USS Lunga Point as an Aviation Chief Ordnance man. He was a champion boxer aboard ship. He held a variety of jobs before finding his "dream job" as Maintenance and Grounds Supervisor at Western Washington University, from which he retired in 1985. Buddy enjoyed being outdoors whether camping, hunting, or plowing the fields. He loved to dance, play guitar and write poetry. His greatest pleasure and achievement was being a loving husband a father. He was very involved in the lives of his children and grandchildren, from coaching to working on cars with his sons. He loved to work with his hands; he could fix anything. He was a mentor and friend to many people throughout his life. He was happiest when surrounded by family and friends. Buddy Passed away peacefully on September 22, 2010 at the age of 90. 
 
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 Parents:
  Finis Williamson Amend (1892 - 1983)
  Lida Lee Laughlin Amend (1893 - 1952)
 
 Spouses:
  Lila Jean Harris Amend (1928 - 1953)
  Laura Jeanette Courier Amend (1916 - 1994)
 
 Siblings:
  Nina Marie Sain Guthrie (1914 - 2005)*
  James Williamson Amend (1920 - 2010)
  Norma Lee Amend (1921 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Yakima
Yakima County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: Jared Walker
Record added: Sep 23, 2010
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James Williamson Buddy Amend
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- Amy Wolfe
 Added: Jun. 24, 2014
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