George Buddy A. Lund Jr.

October 01, 2001 11:00 pm

George Buddy A. Lund Jr., 73, Gold Beach, died of cancer Sept. 25, 2001, at the Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 7, 1927, in Inglewood, Calif., to George A. and Gertrude Simon Lund.

He graduated from Big Pine High School and served in the Signal Corps during the Korean War. In 1960 he bought a gas station and added a tackle shop in 1967.

He married Carol Miller in December 1974.

He moved to Oregon in 1982. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was an accomplished, published photographer. His interests included mining, geology, boats and history. He was working on a permanent showcase for Korea, The Forgotten War at the V.A. Hospital in Portland. The first part of the showcase is on display and includes his photographs of Marilyn Monroe at Bulldozer Bowl in South Korea.

Survivors include his sister, Bernice Good of West Valley City, Utah. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Kenneth and Robert, and sister Evelyn.

No services were held. Family and friends will scatter his ashes.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Korea, the Forgotten War c/o Steve Schreiner, Medical Media/Education Division, Portland V.A. Medical Center, 3710 S.W. U.S. Veterans Hospital Way, Portland, OR 97201, or to the American Cancer Society, 1301 Northcrest Drive,Crescent City, CA 95531.