Tuesday, April 25, 2023

A Kingman Cowboy Send Off for Bud Linn

 April 25, 2023

   We gathered graveside for Bud Linn's send off at noon yesterday in Mountain View Cemetery.

Kingman Cowboy Bud Linn

   Yes, those are the Hualapai Mountains looming behind Bud at his famous ranchito on Airway in Kingman. Our family often visited the Linns on holidays. Here we are at Christmas 33 years ago.

Grandma Bobbi Guess Cady, Deena Bell,

Jean and Bud Linn, 1990

   Over the same holiday I took this photo of the three remaining Guess girls at their father's grave.

    Left to right: Sadie Pearl, Lillie Louise "Bobbi," and Jean, the last surviving daughters of Bob Guess at Mountain View Cemetery. FYI: he had five daughters, all of them lookers! Today all five are interred near their father.

Pat Linn at the Bud Linn graveside eulogy

  The graveside eulogy was delivered by Pat Linn, the adopted son of Bud and Jean. He told wonderful stories of growing up with the legendary cowboy and there wasn't a dry eye in the place. Pat's message was clear and well stated: a good one is gone.

"You don't have to be happy, but I want you to look happy."

—Pat Linn, quoting his father, Bud, when Pat and his sister Stormy were acting all pouty and teenage-put-upon while laying irrigation pipe on their Big Sandy Ranch.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:47 PM

    The quote sounds like something I might have been told growing up. Didn’t know him but believe he was a good man.


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