Nov. 1928 – Sept. 2009
Our dear father, husband, brother, and friend, Lou Caposey died peacefully Sunday, Sept. 13th in New Port Richey, Florida. Lou was diagnosed with lung cancer last December and sought treatment in Florida.
Lou was born on Nov. 8, 1928 in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. He married his beautiful wife of 59 years, Noreen, on July 29, 1950. Lou is survived by his wife Noreen, daughters, Eileen (Henry) and Denise Caposey; sons Bob, Jim and John Caposey; eight grandchildren; and five great grandchildren; his brother Tony of Crete, IL and sister Dolly of Holiday, Florida. His eldest son Tom preceded him in death. Tom died of lung cancer last June.
Many of you will remember Lou from the old Prospector Restaurant. Or maybe you were lucky enough to have tasted one of his famous Italian sausage sandwiches, or had a plate of his spaghetti at a local feed. You may recall playing in a Bocce Ball game he officiated or tossed some horseshoes with him on the 4th of July.
He and Noreen were seasonal here in Skagway until a few winters ago when they became year round residents. Lou never did like the cold though, and couldn’t wait to get down where he could wear cut offs all day and go fishing. Lou lived his life with intense passion for family and friends. He was opinionated and spoke his mind. His home was always lively, welcoming, and warm.
Lou, we will miss you. Love ya man!
– Submitted by the family with photo by Andrew Cremata
June 1920 – June 2009
Former long-time resident, Jacquelyn (Jackie) Budd, 89, passed away June 29 in Kirkland, WA. She was born June 9, 1920 in Spokane. At age five she moved with her family to the Seattle area. She graduated Bainbridge Island High. In 1942 she married Gail L Budd and moved to Skagway where he had lived since 1934. The Budds retired in 1975 to their home on Kitsap Penninsula, WA. After Gail passed away in 1999, Jackie lived in Poulsbo, Edmonds and Kirkland. While in the North, the Budds had also spent five years in Whitehorse, Yukon.
The Budds were very active in local organizations. Jackie especially enjoyed singing and acting, performing with the Whitehorse Drama Club, the Elks and Emblem Clubs of Skagway, and also in the Days of '98 Shows, often portraying the Lady Known as Lou, in the "Shooting of Dan McGrew." Her civic activities included membership on the school board and serving several years as city clerk. She was last employed as an executive secretary for the WP&YR.
The Budds' two daughters Sharon Budd (Mount Vernon, Wa) and Patti Sele-Brockman (Kirkland, Wa) were both born and raised in Skagway. Her other survivors include her brother Dick Cain and family of Edmonds; grandson John Barry, Boston, MA; granddaughters Shannon Quinn and family, Indianapolis, IN; Jackie Phillips and family, Oxford, England, and Jennifer Weiss, Barcelona, Spain.
Jackie was well-loved by her family and many friends wherever she lived. All admired her musical talents and especially her sense of humor and warm and positive personality. She is greatly missed. – Submitted by the family