Paul “Bud” Christian
August 21, 1925-January 31, 2018
Paul “Bud” Christian grew up on a beautiful farm in Ohio with 2 brothers and 2 sisters, he was the youngest. He and his oldest brother Dean invented an automatic fish feeder that served as a small revenue stream in his mid-twenties.
He achieved a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering and Business Management. He moved to Minnesota where he worked as an engineer in an electronic firm designing radar technology.
He moved to Pasadena Ca. where he worked with a cutting edge company called IVC International Video Corporation, manufacturing the first VCR tape video players. His value as an engineer and manager was especially valued by IVC as he understood and worked with all the tools, lathes, mills, injection molds, from design to implementation. He collected redwood burls on the beaches of Humboldt County and made the wood into beautiful designs, pen holders, wooden jewelry, frames and thermometer bases. He sold them into the business market and did very well; a hobby turned into business.
Later he moved to San Francisco. Along with his job as a business manager of a high tech electronics corporation, he built his own shop. He built a steam engine from scratch, turning and milling all the components from steel stock into beautiful complex parts that fit together perfectly. It was extraordinary as his attention to detail was phenomenal.
Paul relocated to Squaw Valley on a beautiful farm and then settled in Hanford. In his 80's he would walk 2 miles every day staying in great shape being an inspiration to many in the neighborhood. He also enjoyed fishing. He got initiated into Kriya Yoga, a meditation technique that he used faithfully for many years. His thirst for knowledge was insatiable. He read volumes of books on many subjects and nearing the remaining years, many books on spirituality.
He met his wife Sandra in 2015 and lived out the rest of his life with her, in what he said was the happiest years of his life.
Paul was a man of principal. His best sayings were, 'Everything is Relative', 'Everyone is entitled to their own Opinion', and 'Everything burns if it's hot enough”. Paul was the most wonderful, loving and caring man; he will always be remembered for his kindness, his ability to deeply listen and his cheery greeting, “Well, what's new?”
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 12 to 12:30 pm at People's Funeral Chapel followed by a Graveside at Grangeville Cemetery at 1:15 pm
Family and Friends are invited to view Paul's legacy at www.peoplesfuneralchapel.com and write condolences.