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Milton "Bud" Robinson Egbers
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Milton “Bud” Egbers, 93, of Mount Vernon passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Bud was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His passions in life were his family, friends, Skagit County agriculture, the trucking industry and sports. He enjoyed spending time with farmers in Washington and California while gaining knowledge of various crops. He had an incredible work ethic and was well respected in all aspects of his life.
Bud was born in Mount Vernon, Washington on July 21, 1924 to Milton and Zetta Egbers. On November 24, 1951 he married the love of his life Katie Gates. Bud attended Mount Vernon High School, was very involved with FFA serving as state vice president 1941-1942. He graduated with the class of 1942. In his senior season, he was errorless behind the plate for the Bulldogs. He was a proud, lifelong resident of Mount Vernon and this was truly his home.
For many years, Bud and his brother Dode crop farmed while founding Skagit Valley Trucking in 1947.Egbers Bros. employed hundreds of kids in the farm fields over the years. In 1989 they were awarded Ocean Spray National Carrier of the Year. Bud and Dode owned what’s now known as Skagit Transportation until they retired in 1994. During this time, Bud was president of the Washington Trucking Association. After retirement, he was an active board member of Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland. In 2016, he was awarded the Community Legacy in Agriculture Award. He was a member of the McLean Road Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter for many years. Bud was also one of the key volunteers in establishing the McLean Road Play Fields.
Throughout his life, Bud was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing trips to Alaska, and spending time at their winter home in Palm Desert with his wife, family, and friends. He had many fond memories at Juniper Beach and at their family home on Lake Samish. Bud was a sports enthusiast and long-time season ticket holder to the Seahawks, Mariners, Sonics, and Huskies. He was honored for his dedication to the Seattle Mariners and was asked to throw out the first pitch at one of their games in the Kingdome. He was the President of Skagit Golf & Country Club in 1977 and has been a long time member. Bud was a member of First Baptist Church.
Nothing meant more to Bud than his family. He is survived by his loving wife Katie of nearly 66 years, his daughters Pam (Al) Collins, Debbie (Brian) Schols, and Nancy (Tabb) Randolph and his grandchildren Brent (Mandy) Collins, Krissa (Josh) Maxwell, Ryan (Danielle) Schols, Hayley Schols, Ryan and Paige Randolph. His great grandchildren Olivia and Brady Collins, and Dahlia and Cooper Schols adored their “Grandpa Buddy.” He is also survived by his nephews Mike, Steve, and Russ Egbers and their families. Bud held a special place in many people’s hearts and is survived by numerous loving cousins, friends, and relatives.
Bud was preceded in death by his son, William “Bill” Egbers, his brother Dode, his parents Milton and Zetta Egbers, as well as many close friends with whom he spent many good times with.
A private family burial will be held on Friday, October 27th prior to the memorial services at 3:00 P.M. at Emmanuel Baptist Church on College Way in Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bill Egbers Memorial Golf Tournament Fund (16701 Country Club Dr. Burlington, WA), to the McLean Road Playfields (15452 Beaver Marsh Rd, Mt Vernon, WA Attn: Playfield), or to Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland (414 Snoqualmie St. Mount Vernon, WA). The Egbers family would like to especially thank Bud’s end of life care givers Kerri Brooks, Brenda Sparks, Dianna Solis, Rosie Hulbert, Patricia Rodriguez, Jeanne Ebeling, and Northwest Hospice for their adoring and thorough care.
Bud was an admired, caring, special man and was adored by so many. He will be missed every day. His family could not be more proud.


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3:00 PM
Emmanuel Baptist Church

1515 East College Way
Mount Vernon, Washington 98273

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