Clarence "Bud" E. Phelps, 80, of Grandview, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2012.

Bud was born Feb. 23, 1932 in Bozeman, Mont. to Chester W. and Margaret A. (McLaughlin) Phelps.

He received his education in Bozeman.

On March 14, 1987 he married Debra Solomon in Prosser.

Bud worked as a heavy equipment operator for road construction.

He enjoyed fishing and cherished time spent with family and friends.

Bud was a member of Grandview Community Church of God.

Bud is survived by his loving wife, Debra Phelps of Grandview; his children, Carrie Phelps of Grandview, Doug (Nori) Phelps of Salem, Ore. and Linda Wright of Eugene, Ore., 10 grandchildren, and two great- grandchildren; siblings, Lawrence (Deana) Phelps of Laurel, Mont., Lyle (Deanna) Phelps of Missoula, Mont. Betty (Dave) Scott of Bellevue and Pat Weber of West Richland.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; and son, Everette Phelps.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Grandview Community Church of God.

Those wishing to sign "Bud's" on-line memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


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