Bud was born August 10, 1963 in Freeport, Texas. After high school Bud moved to Louisiana and worked as a deck hand on shrimping boats. He eventually worked his way up to ship captain on an oil tanker.
Bud married Michelle Esponge on in Golden Meadow, La. They had three children and later separated. Bud also worked in South Sioux City, Neb. in animal control and drove a cement truck.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and boats. He is survived by his mother, Ann Zastrow of Noxon; wife, Michelle Cook of Golden Meadow, La.; two daughters, Shereena Beverage of Guthrie, Okla. and Holly Ann Cook of Golden Meadow, La.; one son, Taylor Cook of Golden Meadow, La.; four grandchildren; and brother, Sam Lind and his wife Jessica Drennin of Noxon.
Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint is handling the arrangements. Please visit Bud’s online memorial at lakeviewfuneral.com and sign his guest book.