Born February 27, 1962 and Creator called him home on April 2, 2023
Bud was preceded in death by his parents, two of his close nieces, Amanda and Mardell Markussen, and many other relatives. Bud is survived by his sister Doreen Markussen and his brother Ryan Markussen.
Born to Delgord Markussen and Mardell Jones. Bud, as he will always be fondly remembered, grew up on the Hoopa Reservation, where at an early age, he learned to love hunting and fishing. Bud was a kind, gentle man who always greeted you with a smile or a gentle nod of his head. Bud always loved spending time with family no matter what they were doing.
Bud began working at the Humboldt Recovery Center Program on August 15, 2010, as a valued employee. While working at Humboldt Recovery Center Program, Bud gave selflessly throughout the years, where he was always there to help no matter what needed to be done. Bud enjoyed going on the yearly camping trip with the Humboldt Recovery Center. He would eagerly teach the children and, often, their parents how to fish. Bud would also take some of the younger men in the program back to his home in Hoopa and teach them how to catch and process steelhead and salmon.
Bud was always ready to help anybody who needed work on their car and couldn’t afford to take it to the shop. Bud often enlisted the help of some of the younger men at the program, and he spent countless hours teaching them the basics of working on their vehicles.
There will be a viewing at Sanders Funeral Home in Eureka on Sunday, April 16, 2023 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., after which Bud will be taken home to the Hoopa Cemetery.