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Edward James Fagan

May 26, 1927 - January 8, 2010

Edward James “Bud” Fagan, Jr. Coach Bud May 26th, 1927 – January 8th, 2010 Bud Fagan, born in Salem and raised in McMinnville, was a third generation Oregonian. His great-great grandparents were pioneer emigrants in 1849. At the age of 17, during WWII, Bud heard the call of duty and left home and scho…read more

Edward James “Bud” Fagan, Jr. Coach Bud May 26th, 1927 – January 8th, 2010 Bud Fagan, born in Salem and raised in McMinnville, was a third generation Oregonian. His great-great grandparents were pioneer emigrants in 1849. At the age of 17, during WWII, Bud heard the call of duty and left home and school to enlist in the Navy and join in the war effort overseas. After the war was over, Bud returned to school and went on to Linfield College in McMinnville, OR and Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. Bud leaves behind his beloved wife of 55 years, Muriel “Lee” of Torrance, and five of their six children: Jill Johnson (Larry) of Claremont, Tim Fagan (Diana) of Walnut, Robyn Outram (Paul) of Rancho Cucamonga, Kit Turman (Chuck) of Torrance, Helen Bryant (Bobby) of Kaufman, Tx, and grandchildren: Sarah Johnson Tersey, Keith & Kara Johnson, Kirk & Andrea Fagan, Tiana & Zakk Outram, Jeffery, Michelle, Russell, Emily & Savannah Turman, Shaun & Laura Grunden and 3 great-grandchildren, along with a sister, Arlene Riley, two brothers, Jerry & Don Fagan, all of Oregon. He was preceded in death by son, George, and granddaughter, Nicole. In 1959 Bud and Lee came to California and in 1973, settled in Torrance. Bud was an avid runner, running over 20 marathons and countless other races during the 70s and 80s. After retiring from Continental Airlines in 1981, Bud began to volunteer his time, coaching Cross County and Track at Narbonne High School and continued up until a few years ago. Bud earned an AALA Community Service Award for his many years of service to the school. Bud spent many summers helping to organize and participating in a walk from Santa Barbara to Tijuana, MX to benefit the Los Ninos Orphanage. He taught Confirmation preparation classes at St. Philomena Church and coached baseball at Manhattan Beach Little League. Bud enjoyed participating in and watching sports, especially football, golf and running. He liked to read, play chess and do crossword puzzles. He was drawn to the ocean and respected all nature. He enjoyed travelling and new adventures, but his favorite place was the Oregon coast. Bud cherished and was cherished by his family and he held a special fondness for his grandchildren. Bud Fagan was a quiet man who chose to live every day as a prayer. Bud entered Eternal Life January 8th, 2010. Visitation: Tues. January 12th, 4pm-7pm followed by the Holy Rosary 7pm A.M. Gamby’s Mortuary, 25001 Narbonne Ave., Lomita, CA 90717 Celebration of Life and Funeral Mass: Weds. January 13th, 10 am St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church, 1900 S. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA. 90277. In Lieu of flowers please send donations to your favorite Charity or his: Hogar de los Ninos Orphanage in Tijuana www.hogardelosninos.com

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