September 15, 1942 - September 04, 2021
Gilbert Lincoln Ek, Jr., age 78, passed away suddenly on September 4, 2021. Gilbert, known to most as "Bud", was born in 1942 to Gilbert and Thelma Ek in Phoenix, AZ. Bud graduated from North High and attended NAU then worked in the Commercial Insurance field for many years. Later on, he opened The Office Store and More with his son, where they sold new and used office furniture. He was active in the Y's Men's Club, Sunnyslope Village Alliance and so much more. In 1963, he married his grade school sweetheart Linda Ferman. They had two children Brian and Kimberly.
Bud is survived by his loving wife, son Brian (Lynn Ann), daughter Kimberly (Kalin), loving sisters Susan Boaz (Bryon) and Sally Ek, grandchildren Kennedy and Kurtis, cousin Eric Ek (Nok), two brother-in-laws Nathan (Barbara) and Tim Ferman (Charlene) along with many nieces and nephews. His countless extended friends, neighbors and family whom he loved and cherished will continue to celebrate his life.
He will be remembered for his unfailing work ethic, willingness to always help others, teasing jokes and amazing hugs!! Bud loved spending time with his Grandchildren in GA. Nothing he liked better than opening a map and exploring new territory. He will always continue to be loved, cherished, and severely missed. Bud will stay in our hearts and memories forever.