Sterling “Bud” Greaves Jr.

Sterling “Bud” Greaves Jr.

June 9, 1938 to August 8, 2019


Sterling “Bud” Greaves Jr., 81, of Brawley passed away on August 8, 2019 in Poway from a blood cancer called MDS. He was born in Ferriday, Louisiana, on June 9, 1938, to Sterling and Polly Greaves.

The family moved to McCall, Idaho, when Bud was eight years old. He attended school there and graduated in 1957. He loved sports. While in high school he was a ski jumper and played basketball and football. After graduation, he worked in the lumber industry before entering the Army where he was stationed in North Korea. 

In 1964, he married Carol Lassey. In 1966, they moved to Brawley and Bud went to work at Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. He worked at Yosemite Waters from 1984 until he retired in 2002. Bud loved the outdoors. Fishing and golfing were just two of his favorite hobbies. Bud was very devoted to his family. 

Bud is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife, Carol, daughters, Shelley (Steve) Ridge and Christi McClain and grandchildren, Allison and Austin Ridge, and Holly and Carter McClain.

He is also survived by brother Richard (Nancy) Greaves of Idaho, sister, Elizabeth (John) Tullis of Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private burial will be held at a later time.

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One of the nicest guys you'd ever wanna meet or work with. Yosemite Waters in the 90's was made a much nicer place to work while Bud was there Running Shop! You will be missed Bud.

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