Obituary – James L. “Bud” Bristol

James L. “Bud” Bristol

May 29, 1928 – July 8, 2018

James L. “Bud” Bristol, 90, of Berthoud passed away peacefully at home July 8, 2018.

James L. Bristol

He was born May 29, 1928, in Berthoud to Frank W. and Hazel (Sans) Bristol.

Bud was a graduate of Berthoud High School and served 12 years in the National Guard Reserves. Bud married Beverly Nygren Aug. 14, 1953, in Berthoud. The Bristols were members of the First Presbyterian Church for 74 years. He was inducted into and held the position of a master mason over 50 years with the Fraternal Order of Freemasons at the Longs Peak Lodge 197. Bud directed property management and procurement for the Federal Bureau of Reclamation and retired after 35 years in 1983. He later spent his working time farming with his son and family until 2006. Bud enjoyed many activities; including time with his wife, children and grandchildren trailer camping, hunting, boating, skiing, trap shooting with his son, following his grandson Jay’s competitive trap shooting and his granddaughter Jamie’s competitive diving, taking care of his home, flowers and gardens. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Lois Baldwin. Bud is survived by his wife Beverly; son Kevin and wife Vicki (Schneider) Bristol; daughter Debbie and husband Daniel Coleman; grandson Jay Bristol and his wife Karissa Aamold and great grandson Evan, granddaughter Jamie Bristol and Josh Lewis, and great grandchildren Peyton Bristol, Haley Lewis and Hunter Lewis; brother Donald Bristol and wife Christine; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. A Visitation will be held 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2018, at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel in Longmont. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church in Berthoud, followed by interment at Greenlawn Cemetery in Berthoud. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association and sent in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Share condolences at

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