Wendell Wright Doss, born June 7, 1918 in Rock Rapids, Iowa passed away May 27, 2009. Wendell "Bud" Doss was the second of four children born to Albert and Irene (Wright) Doss of Rock Rapids. His sister, Helen Maloney preceded him in death as did his younger brother Richard Doss both of California. He is survived by his sister, Jane Johnson of Harlingen, TX; daughters Sue Bicknese of Tucson, AZ and Lynda Johnson of Bloomington, MN. Bud has four grandchildren, Angela Tremblay of Hudson, WI, Christopher Johnson of Minneapolis, MN, Stephanie Sassenberg of Austin, TX and Jonathan Nelson of Phoenix, AZ. Bud has been blessed with seven great grandchildren, Ashley Nelson (21), Caitlin Anderson (15), Nicholas Tremblay (6), Olivia (6), Rylee (3), and Austin (2) Sassenberg; Lexie Nelson (7 months), and Zachary (2) and Alex Johnson (6). Bud attended the University of Iowa majoring in Journalism and joined the United States Army Air Corps (a.k.a. United States Air Force) in September 1941. He was married to Ruth (Trapp) Doss in 1942. After his discharge from the Army Air Corps at the end of WWII Bud began a long career in broadcasting. From radio broadcaster to Vice President of Blackburn & Associates-Chicago, IL and Washington, DC. Over his 40 years in Broadcasting and Media Advertising he met and married Mary Ann (Schultz) Doss- they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 7, 2008 - a "beautiful marriage" as described by Bud. Bud and Mary Ann lived and worked in Minneapolis, MN until they moved to Tucson in 1984. Mary Ann preceded Bud in death in November 2008. Bud will be greatly missed by family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday June 4, 2009 at the Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W. Roller Coaster Rd, Tucson. Memorial donations may be made to the church.