CARIBOU and CLEARWATER, Fla. – A. Atwood "Bud" Anderson, 93, died Sept. 12, 2011, in Clearwater, Fla. He was born Oct. 13, 1917, in Caribou, son of Arthur and Alma Anderson.
Upon graduating from Caribou High School, he became a postal carrier. Bud enlisted in the Army in 1943. He served in Army postal units in France and England during World War II. In England, he met and married Evelyn "Joan" Holder of Chippenham on Victory in Europe Day, May 7, 1945. While living in Caribou, Bud cleared the land at Madawaska Lake on which he and Joan built a summer camp. Bud became Caribou postmaster in 1954 after serving more than a decade as a clerk. He was a longtime member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and a third degree Mason. He was a member and president of Lions Club. He was also a Shriner and a member of Caribou Country Club. Upon Bud’s retirement, he and Joan wintered in Florida and summered at Madawaska Lake.
Survivors include two sisters, Josephine Hills of Ocean Park and Carol Hills of Massachusetts; several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Bud and Joan’s lives will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Caribou. Contributions in Bud’s memory may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Caribou; or Church of the Good Shepherd Discretionary Fund, 639 Edgewater Drive, Dundee, FL 33838.