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Harold Bartle "Bud" Phelps III

To my big brother, a brother without peer.
("Hey big brother, this is little brother. Are you there?")
'Til we meet again.

Born 30 May 1951, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California.
Died Monterey, California, 27 July 2000.

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Bud and his Mom in August 1951, three months after he was born at Camp Pendleton, California. Bud at around age 3 in early 1954. Bud in late 1954 at age 4, in Norwalk, Ohio visiting Aunt Minnie and Uncle Curt. Bud on Santa Claus' lap in Heidelberg, Germany, in 1955. He was 4 1/2, and his brother Brian was perhaps a month old. Bud at age 10. His 5th grade school picture from Del Monte Elementary School in Monterey, California.

Mom, Brian and Bud on the patio in back of 28 Ralston Drive, 1962. Bud at age 11 in 1962. Bud at age 12 in the 7th grade at Walter Colton Junior High in Monterey. Bud and Brian showing off. (The dishwasher carton is empty.) The driveway of 28 Ralston Drive. Bud and Brian in the backyard of 28 Ralston Drive with their dachshund Dola. Taken in the summer of 1967.

Bud and Brian at home on Ralston Drive at Christmas, 1975. The tree always had silver balls and blue lights until Bud and Brian left home. This was one of the last Christmases spent as a family. Bud at age 34 in 1985 at Grandma Phelps' house in San Mateo, California. Bud at age 40 in the back yard in Santa Maria, visiting Dad and Maxine. Visiting Dad and Maxine in Santa Maria in July 1991, Bud is making a point like he always did. Bud and Cheryl outside the Oakland Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the day of his brother Brian's sealing and wedding to Sharla Morgan.

Brian and Bud alongside mom's sister, Jane Raph, at the Oakland Temple on October 24, 1991. Bud with Grandma Phelps in Santa Maria in 1994, three years before her passing away at age 97. Brian, Dad, and Bud with Grandma Phelps at Dad's home in Santa Maria in 1994. Passing on what his Grandfather Phelps taught him, he shows his nephew Tucker how to use a drill. Bud while visiting Grandma Phelps in 1994. He rarely sat still for candid one-on-one pictures.