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Bud E.C. Sackrider

October 5, 1940 — July 7, 2018

Bud E.C. Sackrider

Bud Earl Charles Sackrider, born in New Castle in 1940 and passed on July 7, 2018 at his home.  Bud said, “I have lived a good life and I’m ready when the old man calls me”.  He described his home as having a million dollar view. Anyone who knew Bud, knew of his kindness and passion for his family and friends.  He loved tending to the cows, fruit trees, and garden.  He was always willing to share his “candy”.  He loved the outdoors; hunting, camping and his favorite, fly-fishing.  He was willing to share his knowledge with family and friends.

Bud entered the Navy in 1960 and served for four years on the USS Bennington in the Vietnam War.  When he returned to Silt after his military service he was employed as a Garfield County Sheriff Deputy under Sheriff Baker.

Bud married Verna Sackrider. 


Children:  Frank Sackrider (preceded in death) of Grand Junction, Co, his wife Anna Sackrider and their children Frankie Sackrider, Brandi Ewing, and Sarah Sackrider. Debbie Billings of Grant, New Mexico her husband Tim Billings and their children Jessica and Tanya Billings.  James Phelps of Grand Junction, CO and his wife Connie Phelps.  Don Phelps of Silt, CO and his wife De Phelps and their children Damien, Tiffany, and Ryan Phelps, Kristen Crossman, and Jeremy Cooper.  Randy Maley of Ponka City, OK and his wife Shannon Maley.  Lorrie Yoshinaga of Centennial, CO her husband Loren Yoshinaga and their son Ian Yoshininaga.


15GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN:, many nieces and nephews

BROTHERS: Don Sackrider, New Mexico, Joe Heller, Denver

SISTERS: Jan (Les) Eccher, Denver, CO 

Other Children and Grandchildren: 

Tom Eckley, Jr.              Wichita, KS            Jeania Eckely   Morgan, Hope, Anna Eckley

Alex Morris              Parachute, CO    Garrett Morris           


In lieu of flowers, Bud requested that a donation be made to Silt Fire Department, First Responders or Garfield County Sheriff Office.  There will be an open house in honor of Bud on July 14th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 0448 Ingersoll Ln., Silt Mesa, CO  80121.




There will be an open house in honor of Bud on July 14th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 0448 Ingersoll Ln., Silt Mesa, CO  80121. under the care and direction of the Blackburn and Sons Vernal Mortuary & Cremation Care. Send condolences on line to family at


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