Bud Mast came into the world on April 2, 1931. He was born at Saint Joseph’s hospital in Phoenix Arizona to Henrietta and Ferd Mast. After graduating high school, he served his country in the Air Force for four years. He graduated college with a bachelor's degree in forestry from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He then went to work for Southwest Forest Industries where he worked in Maverick AZ and McNary AZ. Most of his career he worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The majority of this time was spent working with the White Mountain Apache tribe. Bud passed away peacefully on July 20, 2021
He was married to his love, Barbara Colson Mast who preceded him in death. He was then blessed to find love again with Catherine Dean Mast. He had three daughters, Suzanne Jaramillo (Gilbert), Bev Cail (Kenny) and Carol Briggs (Tom) and two sons Dean Smith (Stacey) and David Mast who preceded him in death.
He had 15 grandchildren: Joseph Jaramillo, Stephanie Stretch, Phil Meeks, Krissa Burdan, Cora Guillen, Shelby Morris, Cierra Mast, Ryan Briggs, Catherine Pettit, Colin Briggs, Elijah Smith, Xavier Cail and Danielle Monette. His grandsons Stephan Jaramillo and David Simpson preceded him in death. As well he had 30 great grandchildren.
He was a husband, a father, a grandfather, an uncle and a friend. He was a gardener, a fisherman, a carpenter and a forester. It is fair to say there are not many men like him left. More than anything he loved our Lord Jesus. If he had one last thing to say it would be to seek Jesus and give your life to Him.
A memorial service will be held at Porter Mountain Fellowship, 1790 W. Commerce Dr, Lakeside AZ 85929 on August 14th at 2:00.