Sunday, June 19, 2005

Budge at his birthday party, March, 2004 Posted by Hello

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Remembering Budge

Budge Threlkeld, a beloved son, brother, and friend passed away on June 11th, 2005. It is hoped that people visiting this site will post comments and share memories that are just as funny and honest as he was.

Budge was truly one of a kind. He will be sorely missed.

His obituary follows:

Budge Taylor Threlkeld, 59, born March 17, 1946, in Pueblo, Colo. Died June 11, 2005, in Orlando, Fla. following an extended illness. Predeceased by his father, Dr. Budge Threlkeld. Survived by his mother, Mildred Threlkeld; sister, Gail Rae Threlkeld, and numerous cousins.

Budge attended Otero Junior College, Southern Colorado State College and the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago. Budge formed the improvisational comedy group “High Street” in Denver in early 1970, which became a popular feature of the KFML Radio format. He was an entertainer for Disney World in Orlando for 15 years, performing with the improvisational group at the Comedy Warehouse, and as host of Animal Kingdom Flights of Wonder show. Throughout his career he worked as a standup comic all over the country and Europe, opening shows for top performers. He appeared in several movies, television, numerous plays, and co-wrote the screenplay “Survival Guides” for PBS with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Beth Henley. Budge created the role of Mac Sam in Henley’s “The Miss Firecracker Contest” at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York.

Laughter was his life, as was his deep appreciation of great art in all forms. He will be missed by his many friends and family, and his star does shine in heaven.