Warren R. ‘Bud’ Green – St George News

Oct. 29, 1938 – Jun. 28, 2022

Warren R. “Bud” Green died at his home on June 28, 2022. He was 83 years old. Bud was born on October 29, 1938 in Cedar City, Utah to Warren Albert and Norma Perry Green. He spent most of his childhood with his grandmother and grandfather Perry, whom he loved and greatly admired. He graduated from Cedar High and married shortly thereafter to Lynda Mitchell. Together they had four children. They then divorced.

Bud held several early jobs, including the Utah International Iron Mines, where he operated heavy equipment and worked as an electrician’s helper. Later, he worked for UDOT as a surveyor and draftsman. He volunteered with the Iron County Jeep Patrol for several years. He also owned and operated a gas station on Main Street and a golf driving range on North Main.

He then started his own business, Bud’s Sports Sales. He sold motorcycles, snowmobiles and ATVs. Bud built a snowmobile from scratch based on a photo he saw in a magazine. He was the first person to start a snowmobile business in southern Utah. While working in this business he built motocross tracks, oval snowmobile race tracks and trail bike development courses and sponsored these events giving many an opportunity to participate and compete. It was his career most of his life until he sold his business.

Bud being Bud he couldn’t just relax so he started another business buying a backhoe and dump truck fulfilling his childhood dream of playing in the dirt. He was proud of the businesses he had built and always did quality work. He made many lifelong friendships along the way.

He built a very large authentic log cabin at Lake Navajo with the help of his family. He also built his own home for himself and his second wife Connie Sue. They then divorced.

Later in life, Bud came to find his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He and Connie had the opportunity to travel to Jerusalem, an opportunity in life that he treasured and talked about often.

Dad was into a lot of outdoor activities, but one of his real passions was water skiing and he was a pro.

Dad loved his family and attended the majority of family events, ball games and projects, always ready to offer his help and support. Dad would always step in and help with home or renovation projects, but refused to let you help him with his chores. He always felt he could do it himself. He was very self-sufficient and independent and very stubborn.

Until the past few months, dad never failed to give a birthday and Christmas card with some money to all his family members, even newborns.

Dad loved cool cars and cool hair and had both as a teenager and as a young adult. He had to give up the cool cars when life got busy and the money went in other directions. He always kept his hair cut and nice. He cut his own hair using two mirrors and was very specific about it.

Bud is survived by his children Mark, Todd (Marilyn), Debby (Lief) Condie and Bret; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; his sister Karen Haller; his brother Rick; and his sister-in-law Tamara (Tomi) Green He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Fred.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 5 at 11:00 a.m. at Cedar City, Utah Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at the hospice who helped Dad through this difficult part of his life.

Condolences can be shared on the McMillan Mortuary website.