Clarence B. Coykendall
February 01, 1918 - November 24, 2009
Birthplace: Rock Rapids, Iowa
Resided In: Red Oak, Iowa

Visitation 11/27/2009
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 11/28/2009
First United Methodist Church
Burial 11/28/2009
Evergreen Cemetery

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Clarence B. “Bud” Coykendall, age 91, of Red Oak, Iowa passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. Bud was born February 1, 1918 in Rock Rapids, Iowa the son of Isaac and Lula Mae (Lant) Allen. When he was 6 years old he was adopted by Frank and Edith Coykendall of Shenandoah, Iowa. Bud graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1936. He was united in marriage to Lucille Frost on April 9, 1939 in Shenandoah, Iowa. They lived in Clarinda and Bud was employed by the ASC office and also the Page County Engineer. In 1956 they moved to Red Oak where Bud worked for the Department of Transportation retiring in 1981. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the CCC Sunday School Class, and an active member of the Masons, Blue Lodge, Chapter, Council, and Commandry for over 50 years. He was Past Grand Chaplain of the Chapter. He was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Bud belonged to the NRA for many years and loved to fish, hunt, and camp. His greatest love was his family and the time they shared together making memories.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his daughter: Linda Curry; grandson: Michael Neal Curry; and great granddaughters: Mercedes Skye Akers and Camryn Elizabeth Davidson. Survivors include his wife of 70 years: Lucille Coykendall of Red Oak, Iowa; daughter: Donna Barten and husband Ted of Sheridan Wyoming; son-in-law: Neal Curry of Grant, Iolwa; grandchildren: Scott Barten of Wyoming; Chris Evans and husband Kevin of Colorado; Julie Davidson and husband Jeff of South Dakota; and Angi Akers and husband Gary of Grant, Iowa; 11 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren; nieces and nephews and many friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, November 28, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Fred Pilecki officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Masonic Rites will be held during the funeral service. Visitation with the family will be held from 7-8 PM Friday, November 27, 2009 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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Red Oak, Iowa 51566
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