Kathleen Ellen Bugh

Tawas City, Michigan
December 23, 1939 - April 10, 2018


Tuesday, April 17, 2018
10:00 AM until the time of service @ 11:00 AM

Service Location

Zion Lutheran Church ~ Tawas City, Michigan


Tuesday, April 17, 2018
11:00 AM

Obituary Notice

Kathleen Ellen Bugh, of East Tawas, formerly of Bay City, passed away very peacefully on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at her family's home in Tawas City, age 78 years. Kathleen was born on December 23, 1939 in Bay City to Clayton and Genevieve (Scherzer) Johnstone. She graduated from Bay City Handy High School, and soon after married her husband and best friend, Roland Bugh, Sr. in 1959. The couple moved to East Tawas in 1965, where they raised their children. Kathleen was a hard-working, crafty woman who was very devout in her Christian faith. She enjoyed sewing, doing crafts, ceramics, reading, and making special homemade Christmas ornaments. Kathleen is survived by her 3 loving children, Roland (Sophia) Bugh Jr. of Tawas City, Sheri (Robert) Ludington of Hale, and Susan Bugh of Oscoda; 3 grandchildren, Kristie Laurie, Geri Laurie (Adam Quackenbush), and Jayson Bugh; 1 great grandson, Gage Dylan Laurie; many cousins; and special friends. Kathleen is preceded in death by her husband, Roland Bugh Sr. on December 8, 2006; and her parents, Clayton and Genevieve Johnstone. A funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Zion Lutheran Church in Tawas City with Reverend Gabriel Martin officiating. Her family will welcome friends for visitation on Tuesday before the funeral from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the church. She will be laid to rest in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery next to her husband. An online guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


Zion Lutheran Church


Zion Lutheran Cemetery


She was a special mom that loved all of us kids. I am a better person because of her. I am so glad I got visit last week. She reminded me how much she missed her other daughter. Rest in peace and free from pain. Love "your other daughter"
— Connie Cleveland
She was kind enough to attend my fathers funeral, though she had never met him, that meant a lot to me, and I have never forgotten that, or her nice family.
— Richard Bennett
Kids I am so sorry for your loss, I lost track of Kathy when I moved to Alpena in 1978. She was always so much fun to be with, we always had lots of laughs together. Red worked with my husband on the railroad. Your mom and dad were very special people. May God Bless you as you travel this next journey.
— Marti Long Diamond

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