The Passing of Coach Ira “Bud” Call

Born April 21, 1929, Phoenix, AZ – Died June 11, 2020, Lompoc, CA.

Son of Ira Barlow Call, Sr. and Chlo Buterbaugh Call. Resident of Lompoc, CA. Formerly of Fresno.

Grew up in Oakland. Graduated from Fremont H.S. and San Francisco State. Served a mission in the Netherlands for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Served two years in the Army. Worked for YMCA camps, Oakland Parks. Taught at Haight Elementary in Alameda 1957-1958. Coach at Oakland High 1958-1961, Skyline High 1961-1991 in Oakland. Coached gymnastics, wrestling, football; also served as Dean.

Married Shirlee Ann Lundberg 1953. Married Monetta Jeanne Bridges 1976.

Preceded in death by sister Betty Joan Call, brother James Willard Call. Survived by wife Monetta Jeanne Call; sister Rosalind Lucille Lynch; daughters Julie Pike (Douglas), Wendy Katchmar (Warren), Heidi Howell (Rusty), Emilie Eskelson (Rod), Jennifer Boman (Quinn), Rebecca Forsyth (Todd); 23 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Please understand that because of COVID-19 attendance limits, only family members can attend funeral.

Friends can view the funeral June 22nd  at 11:00am by clicking here.

Internment: Oakmont Memorial Park.

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