Tuesday, October 30, 2012

In Memoriam to D.L. "Bud" Catlin


Former Taylorsville City Council member Bud Catlin passed away on October 29, 2012. Bud faithfully served Taylorsville’s District 1 as a city council member for 14 years from January 1998 to December 2011. He is the longest-serving council member in Taylorsville history. 

Bud dedicated his life to public service on the Utah Highway Patrol - being promoted to the rank of captain, in the United States Army, and as a member of the city council. He approached his duties with passion, and always fought for the well-being of others.

Bud was involved in getting City Hall built and the Senior Center finished. He felt it was important to put streetlights in all the neighborhoods. He also helped secure the Taylorsville Rec Center and participated in building the skate park.

When Bud and Donna Catlin moved to Taylorsville in 1989, there were no sidewalks on the north side of the road by Fremont Elementary and he was concerned for the safety of the students. He was instrumental in getting a sidewalk put in, along with a fence, to provide safety for elementary school children.

One of Bud's friends and colleagues on the council, Larry Johnson, shared some of his memories: "Bud loved serving the people of Taylorsville. He taught me about a lot of things that I knew nothing about. He had a great sense of humor and had me laughing a lot. He always talked about his family - as they were all very special to him. Most of all, he had a deep and abiding love for his wife, Donna. We will all miss Bud. Thanks Bud for being my friend, you influenced my life for good."

"Bud was an outspoken advocate for his constituents and for the city," said Mayor Russ Wall. "I will miss him, as my friend."

This is a great loss to the City of Taylorsville. All of us who knew Bud will miss him. Our condolences go to his wife, Donna, and their family. 




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