Victor “Bud” Cain was born on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 29, 1923, to James and Hazel Cain in Burlingame, KS. At the age of 5, they moved to Los Angeles, CA where he graduated from University High School.
His Dad was a butcher, which is probably why Bud enjoyed a good steak and BBQing so much. Bud served honorably in the Army during WWII as a paratrooper. Dropping the bomb on Japan kept him from parachuting into Tokyo. After the war, he became an auto mechanic, eventually settling in San Jose, CA. He married the love of his life, Peggy Ruth Arnold on September 12, 1948. They enjoyed 58 years of marriage together.
Bud retired from Chevrolet as a mechanic on Nov. 1, 1985, but that was just the beginning of an active life. He loved woodworking, photography, coin collecting and had a large shot glass collection of 500 plus. He and Peggy were devoted members of the Mt. Hamilton Grange and traveled a lot with and without their granddaughter, Amanda (Alldrin) Stephens.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, and his wife Peggy Cain. He is survived by his daughter Vickie (Galen) Alldrin, his granddaughter Amanda (Cody) Stephens, and his great- granddaughter Lunden.
Bud crossed over into eternity on Oct. 23, 2018, just shy of his 95th birthday.
A Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 at Turlock Memorial Park, 575 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock, with a lunch to follow.
Donations can be made in Bud’s name to Community Hospice at 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.