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Harvey "Bud" Clayton Crim

February 24, 1930 ~ July 29, 2022 (age 92)
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Harvey Clayton (Bud) Crim of Baker City passed away on July 29, 2022, at the age of 92, at home with his family by his side. Bud was a caring and loyal husband, father, and friend who nurtured a long and happy marriage and friendships that spanned nearly his entire life. 

Bud was born on February 24, 1930, in Weiser, ID. He completed the family of Harvey and Faye Crim and sister Darlene. Bud grew into a fine industrious young man in Baker City, graduating in 1948 and moving away for the first time when he enlisted in the Navy during the Korean conflict.

In 1954, soon after he returned from the Navy, Bud married his sweetheart Ruthella (Ruthie) Phelps. The pair were soon blessed with three children: Debbie, Lou Ann, and Clay. Bud instilled his values of hard work, dependability, and caring in his children, always leading by example. Bud’s career was in banking, where, at Pioneer Bank, he started as a teller and worked his way up to President.

Bud and his wife Ruthie also showed their children how to have a good time. The young family spent summers skiing, swimming, and fishing with friends at Brownlee Reservoir. In 1964 the Crims bought their first cabin in Granite to join Ruthie’s twin sister and family. At Granite, Bud and the whole family honed their love of hunting, fishing, and motorcycles.

  The loved ones left behind include daughter Lou Ann Charbonnier, son Clay Crim and his wife Theresa, and son-in-law Milo Goss and his wife, Toni. Grandchildren include MJ Goss and his wife Becky, Tony Charbonnier, Kristin Charbonnier, Caleb Crim, Jacob Crim, and Lucas Crim. Great-grandchildren include Miles Goss, Owen Goss, and Lily Goss.  

Preceding Bud in death includes his wife Ruthie, his mother and father, daughter Debbie Goss, and sister Darlene Hunnicutt.

Memorial contributions can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children through Gray’s West & Co.  Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Baker City, OR 97814. 

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