June 7, 1921-July 6, 2007

ECHO - A funeral service for Victor B. "Bud" Nash will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Community Church in Hermiston. Interment will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Stanfield.?A dinner will be served at the church following the interment.

Mr. Nash, 86, died Friday, July 6, 2007, in Pendleton following complications from pulmonary fibrosis.

He was born June 7, 1921, on the Nash Ranch in Winlock, near Spray, to Ray and Winifred Nash.

Mr. Nash attended grade schools at Cove, Winlock, and Ridgeview, and either rode his horse or lived near the schools in a cabin. He attended Wheeler High School and graduated in 1941.

He was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marines during World War II, serving in the South Pacific from 1944 to 1945. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to work on the family ranch.

On Aug. 18, 1951, he married Ellen Snabel in Redmond. They operated the Nash Ranch raising cattle, pigs, chickens, sheep, alfalfa hay, and wheat. In 1993, they moved to Stanfield where they raised hay.

Mr. Nash was a member of the Oregon Cattlemen's Association, the Spray School Board, was a 4-H Livestock Leader, member of the PTA, and a member of the Spray Grange. He also helped at the Spray Rodeo for many years.

He loved the outdoors and hunting, and riding on the Middle Fork of the John Day. He also enjoyed going to livestock sales, tending to his hay field and orchard and helping his son, Joe, on his tree farm.

He is survived by his wife Ellen; children Vickie Vaughn, Ontario, Bill and wife Marla Nash of Beaverton and Joe and wife Renee Nash of Stanfield; sisters Diana Britt of Pilot Rock and Roberta Alexander of Pendleton; brothers Harry Nash of Heppner and Jake Nash of Caldwell, Idaho; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Sweeney Mortuary of Heppner is in charge of arrangements.

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