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Clarence E. "Bud" Sweet Jr.

Clarence E. "Bud" Sweet Jr., 79, passed away March 2, 2014 at home, surrounded by family.

Our loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend will be greatly missed.

Bud was not one to take life too seriously. It wasn't uncommon to see him initiating a snipe hunt, pulling a prank on his friends, or setting off a room with laughter with a quick-witted comment or unbelievable anecdote. His kidding nature is what drew family and friends to him and he was adored by all.

He always lived, loved, joked and played with his whole heart. He approached everything in life with an enthusiastic "yes." His boundless spirit for this walk through life was witnessed by those around him, not only in his chariot racing, hunting, fishing, biking, riding ATVs and mountain climbing, but also in the way he thrived on helping others in need. His philosophy on life, "The Code of the West," was simple on its face. He would give, loan, help, and trust anyone in need, no matter how big or small. But on a much deeper level it was his all-encompassing belief in humanity and the goodness of people that separated Bud from most.

We all felt immensely loved by him but we all know that was nothing compared to the love and companionship he felt for his wife, Marjorie. There is an everlasting, inseparable bond between them.

He is survived by his wife Marjorie Sweet; children Stephanie, Brian and Susan; grandchildren Summer, Sadie, Brandi, Sawyer and Parker; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Eunice Ehresman and Sharon Thomas.

A celebration of Bud's life was held March 7 at Rosenau Funeral Home, Twin Falls. Family and friends are encouraged to share a story or thought to the family by visiting

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