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James Boothe "Bud" Finlayson
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1955
Tyler
Smith County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 2013
Forney
Kaufman County
Texas, USA

James "Bud" Finlayson, 57, passed away peacefully Jan. 26, 2013, in Forney TX. Despite total paralysis due to neck injuries from high school football and a 1975 car accident, Bud lived a full and adventuresome life. He took an active part in his own care and was a pioneer of independent living as a quadriplegic. He designed and supervised the building of his own equipment, and he never hesitated to teach others, particularly doctors, about his unusual and challenging condition.

With a stick in his mouth typing on a keyboard, Bud wrote two books, a collection of essays, "From Where I Sit," and "Mustang Country," a memoir of his youth football experience, which can be found online. He was a lifelong football fan.

Bud was predeceased by his father, Jim Finlayson; and aunt, Alyce Finlayson of Tyler. He is survived by his beloved wife Leticia, four children Patty, Elizabeth, Fernando, and Hector; uncle Chuck; mother Juliet and stepfather Bill Roseberry; sisters Alex and Kate; niece and nephew Juliet and Augustus; fifteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Bud's ashes were scattered on the Rio Grande River near Eagle Pass Feb. 9, where friends and family lined both sides of the river, in Mexico and the U.S. Then on 24 Dec 2013 the last of his ashes were placed in the St Barnabas Columbarium, where Bud is in the company of friends and in the garden of the church he loved.

His son Fernando once said of Bud, "There was never a better dad. I always knew where to find him, and he always had time to listen."




 
 
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 Parents:
  James Alexander Finlayson (1926 - 1988)
 
 Sibling:
  James Boothe Finlayson (1955 - 2013)
  James Boothe Finlayson (1955 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Barnabas Episcopal Columbarium
Fredericksburg
Gillespie County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: miss j foy
Record added: Dec 30, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 122463633
James Boothe Bud Finlayson
Added by: miss j foy
 
James Boothe Bud Finlayson
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James Boothe Bud Finlayson
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- Mom to angels Bo and Chris
 Added: Apr. 1, 2013
Enjoy the breeze under the big oak. It is a spot I know you love.
- Alex
 Added: Apr. 25, 2014

- Mom to angels Bo and Chris
 Added: Jan. 30, 2013
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