Lannis A. “Bud” Dory passed peacefully from this life in the early hours of Sept. 1, 2016.
Bud was born the second of four boys on March 26, 1929, in Clovis, Calif. to Ray and Ruth Dory. His birth certificate lists his father’s occupation as “cowboy” and his principal industry as “cattle,” his mother’s occupation as “housewife” and the family residence as “tent”! Rough and tumble beginnings for sure!
The family moved to Ray’s hometown, Austin, Nev. soon after. Bud attended school in Austin and Smith Creek and finished his formal schooling at grade eight, while also tending the family ranch in Grass Valley, Nev.
After his schooling, Bud was employed by Dick and Molly McGee in Grass Valley at their ranch as an exercise boy for their thoroughbred race horses due to his slight stature. Bud was known around Austin in his early years as an expert horseman and bronc rider. A few years passed and Bud hired on with Isbell Construction and moved to Ely, Nev., where he met and married the love of his life, Patricia Gulley.
Soon after being of age, Bud enlisted in the U.S. Army and shipped out to serve in the Korean conflict. His tour completed, Bud shipped home to begin his life providing for his wife and children; Bud Jr., Mike, and daughter Janelle.
Bud joined the Operating Engineers Trade Union in 1954 and with his family, moved all over northern Nevada following his work until Pat had enough and insisted on settling down.
They settled in Fallon, Nev. in the early sixties. Bud and Pat had a wonderful life in Fallon, raising the kids and making many, many life long friends until the passing of Pat’s brother, Jim Gulley in 1979. They then, with her dad, Guy Gulley, entered in his real estate business and Bud continued his career until retiring in 1988.
Bud and Pat enjoyed their later years fishing, hunting, exploring, gardening and most of all, each other’s company, even through enduring the tragic loss of their son and daughter in 1992.
Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Pat, son, Bud Jr., daughter, Janelle, and brothers Walt and Delbert.
He is survived by his son, Mike, grandchildren, Kyle and Danielle Lambert (Janelle’s), Justin, Joshua and Jeremy Dory (Bud Jr.’s), and Angela Dunlap and Anthony Dory (Mike’s), two great granddaughters, a great grandson, brother Fred, sister-in-law Margaret Smith and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Bud and Pat’s wonderful neighbors for their friendship and support, the great people from the Nevada Nutrition Program, the staff at William Bee Ririe Hospital and the caring folks at White Pine Care Center.
A Celebration of Life for Bud and Pat will be held at a later date.