Ruth Fay Budd, 91, Greencroft in Goshen (a life-long resident of Pulaski County) went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. She passed away peacefully in her sleep.
She was born on Oct. 12, 1929, in Winamac, to the late Joseph and Fay [Agnew] Smith. She graduated from Winamac High School in 1948. On March 31, 1957, she married the love of her life, Harold W. Budd. He passed away on May 24, 2018. She worked alongside her husband at Budd Insurance Agency for many years.
She was an active member of the Pulaski Presbyterian Church for many years. Later in life, she returned to the Winamac United Methodist Church, where she had attended as a youth. As a member of the Pulaski Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, she was a volunteer Pink Lady and assisted with the home installation of Life Line devices. She was also a volunteer for the Red Cross blood drives. She was a 4-H Leader for the Indian Creek Busy Bees and a member of the Happy Homemakers Home-Ec Club and Pulaski County Extension Chords. She also sang in a women’s barbershop singing group known as Silver Tones.
She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her daughters: Susan E. Budd, Fort Wayne; Linda K. (Bruce) Wells, Nappanee; and Laura F. Horning, Goshen; a son: David W. (Karen) Budd, Winamac; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Elaine Ellis and Loraine Egleston; and brothers: Emmett Smith and Roger Smith.
Viewing will be from 6-8 p.m. EST Saturday, Dec. 12, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.
Private funeral services will be held at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, with Bruce Wells officiating.
Private burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery (McKinley Addition) in Winamac.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heifer International or the Memorial Swinging Bridge Project.