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Denzil "Bud" Collette@13@@10@Collette

El Paso, TX Denzil "Bud" Collette, Sr. died on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM. Bud was born November 19, 1921 to Ernest and Alice (Maddock) Collette in Thompson, ND.

Bud is survived by three children, David, Thomas and Denzil, Jr., and five granddaughters. He is also survived by sisters Pat Meagher of Grand Forks, Loria J. Kelly of East Grand Forks, MN, brothers Ernest Collette of Seattle, WA and John (Anne) Collette of Hillsboro, OR.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 48 years, Mary Beth, sisters Ellen Rose LaSeur and Marjorie Fromm, brother Terry Collette and grandson Duane Collette.

A graveside service was held at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, TX on June 9, 2014. Online condolences may be shared at

Arrangements by French Funerals, Albuquerque, NM.