|Birth: ||Aug. 6, 1932|
|Death: ||Jul. 1, 2011|
Bud was born Clovis Eugene Norton. After the death of his mother in 1934 his father had placed Bud along with a brother in an orphanage in Oklahoma. Oscar "Pop" Shuler (33568264) found Bud there and adopted him. He was raised by Pop and second wife Mildred until her death.
As a teenager, Bud was reunited with his birth father along with his brothers and sisters. He maintained a relationship with them all of his life.
Obit: July 6, 2011 East Valley Tribune Pg 10
SHULER, Oscar L "Bud"
78 of Queen Creek passed away on July 1, 2011. He was born in Grady Country, OK on August 6, 1932. An outstanding athlete. Bud was inducted into the Capitol Hill High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 2008 for records set in the 1950's in football, basketball and track. A life- long student he received his Bachelor of Science degree from life- long University of Omaha in 1965 and Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Arizona in 1971. Before being drafted into the US Army he served on the Oklahoma City Police Force. Bud's military career spanned 24 years. He graduated from infantry Officer Candidate School and completed the Airborne and Ranger courses. His pilot training was completed at the US Army Aviation School. In 1968 he graduated from the US Army Command and General Staff College. As an Army Aviator, he was certified in fixed wing and helicopters and flew hundreds of combat missions. He served in Korea, Germany and two tours in Vietnam and received the Distinguished Flying Cross, four Bronze Stars and Twenty Air Medals. He was most grateful that, by the grace of God, he never lost a serviceman under his command. Lieutenant Colonel Shuler retired from the US Army in 1977. From 1980-90 He worked in ARAMCO's Loss Prevention Department in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The family has resided in Queen Creek the past 21 years. A convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served as Bishop's Counselor, Gospel Doctrine teacher, Counselor in the Elder's Quorum and Ward Executive Secretary. Colonel Shuler is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lucy (Fuller) Shuler; his son Daniel Lee of Mesa; daughters Deborah (Stephen) Blair and Paula Bergstrand, both of Edmond, OK. His beloved grandchildren Nicole, Kimberly and Kyle Blair, Joanna Dunn-Killebrew, Sierra Dunn and Alisa Johnson will miss their "Papa Shuler". He is also survived by a sister, Clentis Elliff of Walters, OK. He is loved by his three foster sons, Aaron Collins, Anthony Gates and Jeffery Noland, all 1996 QCHS graduates. Funeral Services will be Saturday July 9, 2011 at 10:30 am with Visitation beginning at 9:00 am at Mountain View Funeral Home 7900 E Main St. Mesa, AZ. 85207. Burial with military honors will immediately follow at the Mesa City Cemetery.
Samuel Malone Norton (1885 - 1956)
Minnie Lee Stuckey Norton (1898 - 1934)
Vonah Prinda Norton Boudro (1918 - 2004)*
Milton Wesley Norton (1921 - 2003)*
Wanda Juanita Norton McKenzie (1925 - 1986)*
Gerald Haskell Norton (1929 - 1962)*
Oveda Norton (1931 - 1931)*
Oleta Norton (1931 - 1931)*
Oscar Labert Shuler (1932 - 2011)
City of Mesa Cemetery
Created by: Deborah Blair
Record added: Jul 06, 2011
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