Howard (Bud) Stokes passed away in Olympia, Washington on Oct. 22 after a short bout with cancer.
Bud began his career with Bonanza Airlines in the early 1960s. He was promoted into Sales in 1968 from his position as an agent at the JAMTO office at Norton A.F.B near San Bernadino. Throuout his marketing career Bud worked in various sales positions including District Sales Manager in SJC and he was later promoted to Regional Sales Manager based in Seattle. Bud retired when Republic was acquired by Northwest Airlines to begin a new career in the cruise business. Over the years he worked for Royal Cruise Lines, Peter Dielman Crusies, Runaway Tour and finally, Variety Cruises.
Memorial services have not yet been planned.
Anyone wishing to send a card to Bud's wife, Judy, may do so. Her address is:
3004 Westwood Court N.W.
Olympia, WA 98502.