John Lowell "Bud" DeVoir
July 18, 1926 - February 7, 2011
John Lowell "Bud DeVoir, passed away Monday, Feb. 7th, 2011,
at Park Manor Care Center, Walla Walla , Wa. He was a resi-
dent of Quail Run Retirement Community for the pat year.
Bob was born in Plattsburg, Missouri July 18, 1926, to
John H. DeVoir and Alta (Russell) DeVoir.
He grew up in Plattsburg and in 1944, served in the
branch of the U.S. Navy as a Seabee. After serving in
the Navy he moved to Tieton, Wa. Thats is where he
met his future wife of 63 years, Elsie Emmil. They mar-
ried in Walla Walla at St. Patricks Catholic Church
Nov. 11, 1947.
They settled in Walla Walla to start their family and
remain in the family home for 55 years until mov-
ing to Quail Run. Bus was a skilled and hard worker.
He was employed to Morrisons Bldg Supplies, Valley
Machinery and Ben Hunt Mfg Co. His last employ-
ment was a Millwright at Louisiana Pacific Lumber
Co. He retired in 1987. After retirement Bud and Elsie
enjoyed traveling, camping and fishing. He enjoyed
these times with his wife and children and grandchil-
dren. His favorite place was Sunrise Resort in Moses
Lake, Wa. And also Old Sullivan Dam.
He loved to dance with his wife and both were excel-
lent dancers. Bud was also a "Jack of all trades" who
could do just about anything, and was always willing
to help his neighbors, friends and family. He was a
member of the Knights of Columbus, V.F.W. Grant
Farmer post #992 and FOE #26.
Bus is survived by his wife Elsie at Apt #43 Quail
Run Retirement Community 1701 Plaza Way, Walla
Walla. Also one sister, Betty J. Walden of Marysville,
Calif; one son and daughter in-law, David and Robyn
DeVoir of College Place, Wa.; one daughter, Lorraine
K. Locklin of Spokane, Wa.; three grandsons and one
granddaughter, and two great granddaughters. Also
numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother and one
sister. Also his son Clinton John DeVoir who also
passed away Feb. 7th, two years ago in 2009.
Graveside service will be held Friday, Feb. 11th,
at 1:30 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery Catholic
Section, with Father Patrick Kersh officiating.
Donations may be made to the American Heart
Association and Walla Walla Community Hospice
through the Herring Funeral Home.