Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Dr. Don Budge\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tWallace Don Budge passed away peacefully on April 24, 2018 just one day before his 85th birthday. He was surrounded by his family at his home in Provo, Utah. \n\nDon was born on April 25, 1933 in his family home in Pleasant View, Utah to Wallace Rushton Budge and Josephine Manzel Budge. Growing up on a farm, Don had many chores that he was responsible for including milking cows, cutting and hauling hay, cleaning out irrigation ditches and mending fences. At the age of 12 he began helping with his father’s grain harvesting business. He continued this “hobby” every summer until he retired at 76 years old. During this time he had two combines and three grain trucks and his custom harvesting business provided summer jobs for his younger brothers, his sons and many nephews. Don was adventurous and also enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at Lake Powell with his family. He was a very patient instructor and taught all his children and grandchildren how to water ski. He also loved athletics and played football, basketball and ran track during his high school and college years.\n\nDon was educated at Weber High, Weber State University and Utah State University. He graduated from Utah State University in 1959 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and continued on by teaching and earning a master’s degree in 1961. He then attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and received his PhD in Civil Engineering in 1964. Don began teaching at Brigham Young University in the fall of 1964, where he taught for 35 years. He was the Chapter Advisor to the American Society of Civil Engineers for 30 of those years. He loved teaching and he loved his students and received the Brigham Young University Student Association Brigham Award in 1991.\n\nHe will be remembered mostly for his service to others. Don served in the West German Mission for two and a half years. He also spent many years as a Priest Quorum Advisor. He was a High Priest group leader, counselor and Bishop of a BYU ward and a devoted home teacher.\n\nDon is survived by his loving wife and best friend Kaye Mickelsen Budge; children Jeffrey (Amy) Budge, Brian (Sharon) Budge, Jeanie (Sean) Atherton and grandchildren James Budge, Emily Budge, Nathan Budge, Scott Budge, Cassidy (Pete) Harrison, Annie Budge, Lander Bihlmaier, Kenyon Atherton, and Saige Atherton. He is also survived by his loving sister Jody (Keith) Jackson. He is preceded in death by his parents Wallace Rushton Budge and Josephine Manzel Budge; his siblings Charlene (William) Soel-berg, Laurene (John) Patterson, Nanette (Dean) Stimpson, Thomas (Linda) Budge, Scott (Diane) Budge; his son Robert Lynn Budge; and his twin grandsons Tyler Jeffrey (TJ) Budge and Skyler D. Budge.\n\nFuneral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday April 30, 2018 at the Edgemont North Stake Center, 4525 N Canyon Road Provo. Friends may visit family on Sunday April 29th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 N. University Avenue, Provo. A viewing will also be held Monday, April 30 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the stake center prior to the funeral.