Bud Read (Federico T. Read)

Bud Read (Federico T. Read) was born on Feb. 5, 1956, and passed away peacefully on Oct. 19 in Pagosa Springs, Colo. He was the son of Tom and Rose (Martinez) Read and was the youngest of 10 children. He spent most of his life working and living here in Pagosa. He is survived by his three awesome children: Jennifer, Joseph and Bobby; along with four grandchildren: Dylan, Jude, Ella and Logan. He is also survived by his many friends and family members from a lifetime in this small mountain town. He enjoyed hanging out at the Bear Creek and at the lake with his friends, and later in his life with his grandchildren. There will be no service. He did not want one and all we ask is if he bought you a drink or told you one of his lame jokes — pay it forward. He loved all of you. He was laid to rest on Saturday, Oct. 26, in Trujillo in a private ceremony. He will be forever in our hearts.

This story was posted on October 31, 2019.