Buddy L. Phelps

Buddy L. Phelps was born April 16, 1947 in American Falls, ID, and passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 in Reno, NV.

Buddy was the second oldest child of Jesse and Wuanita Phelps. In 1951, Jesse moved the family to Omaha, NB, where they resided for ten years before returning to American Falls. Shortly after returning, Buddy quit school and began working as a ranch hand and other various jobs. In 1965, Wuanita enlisted Buddy in the Army where he served honorably in Vietnam; once again, he returned to American Falls and began to drive truck. In 1969, he married his first wife, Doris Koerner, and had two daughters, Kim Marie and Jessica Lee.

In 1986, Buddy and Barbara Robbins moved to Fernley, NV, and were married. Buddy began working for Reno/Sparks Ready Mix and continued to until his retirement in 2009. Buddy and Barb enjoyed spending time outdoors, camping, riding their side by side and spending time with friends and family. Shooting sporting clays was Buddy’s favorite hobby, along with spending time with his best pal Molly.

Buddy was survived by: his wife, Barbara; brothers, Robert (Kathy), Brett (Janet); sister, Debbie Mauch; children, Kim (Daniel), Jessica (Pano), Andy (Jennifer) and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by both his parents, Jesse and Wuanita; sister, Victoria; brother-in-law, Kevin Mauch; and nephews, Jeremiah and Robbie.

A private ceremony is to be held at the V.A. Cemetery in Fernley, NV, in Buddy’s honor, as well as a celebration of life in the Spring of 2021 in his hometown.

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