Rest In Peace
Cleodene "Bud" Tabler
Cleodene Tabler, Glendale, Kansas passed away September 21, 2015 at the age of 85.
Cleodene “Bud” was born in Wamego, Kansas, January 3, 1930 to Roscoe Dowe Tabler and Elizabeth “ Bettie” McCune. He graduated from Wamego High School in 1949. February 27, 1952, he married Ruthella Marie Ackley in Manhattan, Kansas.
The following is a series of pictures from Bud's farewell team ride.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, daughter Dena (Bruce) Tabor of Brookville, Aunt Opal Tabler-Retzer, Cousins Kay (Bob) Ping, Keith (Vi) Retzer and Kent (Jeannie) Retzer. Along with numerous In laws, nephews, nieces and friends.
Bud grew up on a farm and raised cattle,hogs, horses and crops. When the field dust bothered him to much he moved his family to Salina in 1969.
He worked in the service department of Anderson’s Leather Shop, for 10 years, doing saddle work, luggage repair, dog goods for the Greyhound Association and many unique items.
He worked for Holgerson Construction, Brown and Brown and later Shears Construction until he retired.
His love and ability to work with and understand the horse was legendary. Through his years he had competed on horse
back at numerous levels—
becoming one with the horse, helping them to learn/succeed at their best abilities.
He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, Foundation Quarter Horse Registry along with numerous saddle clubs and 4H Horse Leader.
Traveling was another great enjoyment, Mexico City, lower 48, Alaska and much of Canada.
He is a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.
Memorials can be made to
Hope in The Valley Horse Rescue Sanctuary Inc.
9025 N. Broadway, Valley Center, KS 67154
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