Ralph “Bud” Daniel BENEFIEL 1924-2012
Jan. 5, 1924 ~ Nov. 19, 2012
Bud grew up in West Seattle, graduated from WSHS Class of 1942, and attended the University of Washington.
He was called to war in 1944 and served in the Navy as a Radioman 2nd Class in the Aleutians. He then worked for Shell Oil Company for 30 years and retired to Whidbey Island.
Bud loved to fish, camp, dig razor clams, cut wood for the winter, and dancing. He loved to read books and spent hours watching ships navigate through the channel by their home.
Predeceased by his wife, Jackie, of 66 years, Bud is survived by his sister, Lois; children, Linda, Larry (Melrose), and Debbie (Larry); 6 grandkids, 9 great-grandkids, and a great-great-granddaughter (the apple of his eye).
A military service will be held November 29, 2012, 2pm at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent, WA (425-413-9614).