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Bud T. Cahoon


Bud Timpson Cahoon, 97, passed away peaceably at the home of his daughter, February 4, 2017 in Chandler, Arizona. He was born September 28, 1919 in Rexburg, Idaho to Michael Mahonri and Mary Elizabeth Timpson Cahoon. His father passed away when he was 5 months old. Surrounded by his grandparents, aunts, uncles, mother, and sister, Bud had a wonderful childhood and shared fond memories of his youth. He loved fishing with his grandfather and uncles.  He loved music and he played the saxophone and sang. He met Myrtle Gorman at a dance and they were married in 1942. This April 14 they would have celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary! He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served in Europe during World War II. After the war, he worked for AT&T for 37 years. He and his wife lived in many places because of his job.  He worked at NORAD headquarters in Cheyenne Mountain with AT&T and later at the World Trade Center in New York City. His job took him to many foreign countries, which he loved. Bud and Myrtle loved to travel together and visit family and friends. Of all of his hobbies, he enjoyed fishing the most. He also loved going to football and baseball games. He loved music and encouraged his children and grandchildren to develop their talents. After he retired, they moved to Hollywood, CA where he served in the Bishopric. They moved to Tempe, Arizona in 1979 and eventually his family all moved here as well.  He said once, “I have now been retired longer than I worked.” He was a skilled carpenter and electrician.  He and his wife Myrtle loved to dance and play games with friends and family. He was a Christ-like example of kindness, love, forgiveness and patience. He was detail-oriented and organized. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he served in many callings, but his favorite was Scoutmaster. He is survived by his wife Myrtle Gorman Cahoon, Tempe, AZ; a step-sister Marie Momberger, Rexburg, ID; his daughter Caroline (David) Tolman, Chandler, AZ; his son Robert (Karen) Cahoon, Los Angeles, CA;  7 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his sister Donna Camphouse, step-brothers Keith Saurey, Seth Saurey, his son Chad Michael Cahoon and his son Troy Hunter Cahoon. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 10:00am at the Tempe Stake Center 2707 S College Ave. Tempe, AZ 85282. Viewing will be from 9:00-10:00am. In lieu of flowers please donate online at 

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  • Cliff & Nadina Goodman Posted February 9, 2017 12:49 PM

    We are all better for having known this wonderful man. We are proud to share some of the same descendants as his – Shelly and Nick Goodman’s Savanah, Boston, Houston, and Tacoma, the famous 4CityKids.

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