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William Warren Bugbee

February 25, 1941October 30, 2020
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William (Bill) Warren Bugbee 79, of Ault, CO passed away peacefully on Oct. 30th, 2020 in Greeley, CO. He was born in Fairbury, NE on February 25th, 1941. Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Virgil Bugbee and Frances (Axtell) Bugbee. He is survived by his wife of 39 years Sheryl (Carlson) Bugbee and children Kim (Dan) Fields of Fredericksburg, VA, Kristy (George) Cleaver of Frederick, MD, Kevin (Lisa) Bugbee of Johnstown, CO, & stepson Jeffery Williams of Omaha, NE. He is also survived by brother Bruce (Karen) Bugbee of Taylor, NE and sister Brenda (Rod) Nelson of Mechanicville, NY. Bill was a wonderful grandfather to Amanda and Andrew Fields, Joseph and Katherine Cleaver, Connor and Theodore Bugbee, and step grandchildren Dominic and AnnaMarie Olson.

Bill graduated from Osceola High School in Osceola, NE. He later attended Kearney State Teacher’s College where he received his Bachelor of Science in Education. After college he attended the US Navy Officer Candidate School where he became a commissioned officer and later served on the USS Oglethorpe. He started teaching school in Virginia and later Redfield, IA. In 1971 he moved to Glenwood, IA where he worked as the Assistant Principal at Glenwood Community High School. He continued his teaching career at Highland High School in Ault where he retired after many years of teaching, coaching and working as the athletic director.

He enjoyed many things: cars, nature, gardening, his pets, his pond where he raised water lilies and koi, dancing, politics, and musicals. His true calling was teaching for which he had an exceptional gift and he never missed an opportunity to share his knowledge.

Services will be held at Allnutt Funeral & Cremation Services – Macy Chapel in Greeley, CO. Viewing begins at 10 AM on November 5th with service following at 2 PM.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Ault-Pierce Fire Department. His family would also like to thank the doctors and nurses at North Colorado Medical Center. They are also so grateful for all the kind words from friends and former students.

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    Thursday, November 5, 2020

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    Thursday, November 5, 2020

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Kim Fields

November 17, 2020

Kim Fields

November 17, 2020

Kim Fields

November 17, 2020

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November 17, 2020

Michael Baldwin

November 7, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Bugbee family. Mr. Bugbee was one of my very favorite teachers and I think of his Science Tech class with a smile. He taught his students things that were often outside the box. He touched and influenced many many lives and he will always be remembered.

Martha Hohweiler

November 6, 2020

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November 6, 2020

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Chris & Martha Hohweiler

November 6, 2020

Chris and I want to send our love and condolences to Sheryl and the entire family. What a wonderful service in memory of Bill. I was so pleased that it was live streamed so we could be there also. 2020 has presented so many challenges but we have learned to persevere in spite of it. The service was a beautiful and I especially loved seeing the slide presentation before the service. What wonderful family memories it brought back to life. I had two more family pictures to share but this program only allowed me to send one.

With love,
Martha & Chris Hohweiler

Cheri Simpson

November 5, 2020

Mr Bugbee was the a very personal guy. He always took the time to stop and talk when I would see him. One night after a wrestling match he helped me find something I had dropped in the snow while scraping my windows. I will never forget how kind he was and wasn’t about to stop looking until we found it. And we did. THANK YOU so Much!!

Carol Smith

November 5, 2020

My heart goes out to the family of Bill Bugbee. Thank you so much for sharing the service with all of us. I loved hearing the stories of Bill's life, not only was he my older cousin, but someone that always cared about all his family. He attended my parents funerals and always kept close to all of us. My son Richard wrestled for Rocky Mountain High School and I loved running into Bill at tournaments and at State Wrestling. The wrestling terms you used Kevin made me smile as they are a part of my family too. I know Bill has been welcomed into heaven with our family to greet him. Love to all of you. Carol Wurtz Smith

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