See You Soon


Here are some Altland and Ely family pictures – put together by Robin and Steve “aka Earth Man Stele. This page is dedicated to Bud, Ruby and others who have passed on and changed form. The *See You Soon* song below is about how a person’s atoms and molecules fly around after they has passed on, and that they might be seen as part of the animals, plants and other forms that were loved by the person who has passed.
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Charles Wayne “Bud” Altland, passed away after a short illness on August 18, 2012, with his family and friends by his side. He leaves behind his loving wife, Sandra “Sandy” of Palisade; brother, John Altland of Kingman, AZ; step-mother, Sarah Altland of Grand Junction; daughters, Teri Martin of Monument, CO; Kelley Trierweiler of Erie, CO; Denise Madden of Grand Junction; step-daughter, Robin Ely of Grand Junction; step-sons, Dave Ely of Palisade, and Steve Ely of Boulder, CO, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and last but not least, his princess cat, Sapphire.

Bud was born July 10, 1935.Bud was born in Breckenridge, CO, and spent most of his childhood in Dillon and Gunnison, CO. He and his family moved to Grand Junction in the early 1950’s. Bud was an incredibly hard worker which led to his success in the dry cleaning business. Bud operated Palisade Cleaners for almost 50 years along with his wife, Sandy, receiving satisfaction from striving for perfection and giving the utmost in old-fashioned customer service. They retired from the business and sold it in 2007. Bud enjoyed working on his lawn and caring for his tomato garden each year. In his younger years, Bud enjoyed archery competitions attaining championship status as well as his love for archery hunting. He enjoyed fishing and taking his periodic trips to Wendover, Nevada.

If you knew Bud, he always had a joke to tell or he was frequently pulling a prank on someone; he loved to make people laugh. He enjoyed having coffee with his friends in Palisade each morning. Bud was overwhelmingly trusting and was generous, to a fault at times, to everyone who crossed his path.

Palisade, Colorado was Bud’s home for life. He loved Palisade so much and would have never considered moving away from such a beautiful place. If you want the Power Point of these pics created by Robin Ely, contact Stele.

In Loving Memory Of Bud Altland Memorial contributions can be made in Bud’s name to CLAWS Rescue and Adoption Center. Celebrate this wonderful man who never knew a stranger, always gave freely, and will be missed more than these words can express.
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Here is a 2003 recording with Bud, Ruby, Sandy, Robin, Dave and Steve and other family members talking about cats and physics. More Thanksgiving recordings to come.

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Play > XOEarth.NET/mp3/w/ AltlandElyThanksgiving03.1 .mp3
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See You Soon / by step son steve ely “stele”
after you have rested a little bit
may your dust and gases blow around
to be welcomed in by those you loved
so you can get on with the fun again

I’ll do all I can to take care of the air
so I can see you soon
as blue grass and aspen tree
and wild cabbage and bumblebee

I’ll take care of the water
so I can see you soon
as the cicada and jaybird
as prairie dog and mountain lion

I’ll do all I can to take care of the land
so I can see you soon
as yellow hornet and hummingbird
as antelope and mule deer

after you have rested a little bit
may your dust and gases blow around
to be welcomed in by those you loved
so you can get on with the fun again

recording coming soon: XOEarth.NET/mp3/??SeeYouSoon.mp3

Come To Me
God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you, and whispered, “Come To Me.” You didn’t deserve what you went through. And so he gave you rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, he only takes the best. And when I saw you sleeping, so peaceful and free from pain, I could not wish you back to suffer that again.

[wppa type=”slideonlyf” album=”4″ size=”389″]Bud Altland = Super Good Guy[/wppa]Click pics to embig. Then hit F key to go full screen. These pics have big 4MB versions you can get from Stele.

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