Bud Carvey
(1924 - 2016)

Bud Carvey

June 15, 1924

April 18, 2016

WILLIAM JOHN (BUD) CARVEY, 91, formerly of San Carlos, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 18, 2016 in San Bruno, California. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Billie Carvey, and survived by his five children, Mark, Brad (Andrea), Scott (Lorilie), D. Thomas (Paula), and Lori Lutter (John) and six grandchildren, Emily, Lindsey, Henry, Chad, Dex, Tom, and brother, Jack Winters.

Born in Seattle, WA on June 15, 1924 Bud grew up in Missoula, Montana. He served in WWII as a radio operator and attended the University of Montana where he received a teaching degree.

In 1948, he married Billie, whom he met at a college dance. They lived in Missoula and Big Timber, MT while Bud completed college. They moved to California in 1957, when he got a job teaching in Anderson, CA. The following year, the family moved to San Carlos and Bud began teaching Business at San Mateo High School, which he continued for 35 years. He was a popular teacher and coach who was loved by his students.

After retiring, Billie and Bud moved to Murrietta, CA to be near Billie's sister, Shirley Miller. They returned to the peninsula around twelve years ago.

Every summer, the family spent the month of August fishing in Montana. After the kids were out of the house, Bud and Billie would pack up the RV and head for Montana, where they were able to spend the whole summer. It was there that Bud was able to engage in his favorite past times, fly-fishing and tying flies at the Rock Creek Mercantile in Clinton, Montana, his most favorite place on earth. He will be missed.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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I was watching Bud's son Dana on Netflix last night. Dana always makes me think of Bud. Bud was my typing teacher when I attended SMHS in 1983-1987. What a fantastic character. You are missed.
Gus Teller (Former student)
November 19th, 2016
Mr. Carvey, one of a kind.
Teri Hyde (Student)
October 18th, 2016
God bless Bud Carvey. Many of you may not have known Mr. Carvey was an accomplished shot put coach. He coached me from 1968 to 1972 on his own time without pay and turned this 160 pound kid into one of the best all time shot putters at San Mateo High. He introduced me to his son at our track meet at Carlmont high. I believe it was our sophomore year. Dana and I attended The College of San Mateo and were team mates on the track team. Bud Carvey was a great and kind person. I put him right up with Coach Don Dooley. Condolences to Dana.

Rob Peterson
class of 1972
June 29th, 2016
I did not have the pleasure of having Mr Carvey as my typing teacher. But my locker was by his classroom. He always had a gentle spririt about him. He usually had a smile that was infectious. He will be missed but remembered fondly.
Christine Brocklehurst (San Mateo Alum ''76)
June 22nd, 2016
“There is going to be a resurrection......” (Acts 24:15) The pain, the grief, and the feelings of helplessness can seem unbearable. May Jehovah the God of all comfort comfort the Carvey family.You are in my prayers.
megan grace
June 20th, 2016
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"Mr Carvey was my typing teacher and he was a delight. One of the few classes I never missed. RIP and my condolences to you family (Class of 1979)"
Felicia Lipson
May 11th, 2016
"Mr. Carvey was a gem of a teacher. Funny, caring and patient. I was a student in his business class and typing was my favorite part of the class. What a nice, wonderful man he was. Sorry to hear of his passing. Feeling blessed to have known him."
Anne Engell (Bullis)
May 11th, 2016
Sandra Potmesil
May 7th, 2016


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