Carroll ‘Bud’ Record, 90

Carroll 'Bud' Record

SOUTH PARIS — Carroll “Bud” Record, 90, of South Paris, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, with his wife of 69 years, his brother and his lifelong friend by his side. Bud’s death was due to complications from diabetes and lung cancer.

He was born in South Paris on Dec. 11, 1922, the son of Herman and Florence Cotton Record, the seventh of eight children. He attended Paris schools and began working after eighth grade to help support the family.

On July 3, 1943, he married Mione Rose Robinson at the Rev. Rensel Colby’s house, next to the South Paris High School. Together, they built a home and raised seven children. In his early years, Bud told about riding to school from East Oxford Road on the old milk wagon, which at that time was used as the school bus.

He worked weeding and hoeing corn for 25 cents a day for his grandfather, then took a job at the corn shop at Oxford Station. He also worked at the Portland Shipyard, the railroad and for Pechnik Brothers. Several winters, he worked in the woods with Henry Kahkonen or sometimes alone and also with Ashley Pike, using workhorses. For most of his working years, he was a carpenter for Emery’s Building Materials in West Paris. Many of the homes in the surrounding towns were built by Bud and fellow crewmembers.

He spent free time camping, snowmobiling, going to bluegrass festivals and taking rides through the countryside. He particularly liked listening to his collection of old country and bluegrass music while family members played cards.

Bud is survived by his wife, Mione; their seven children, Lloyd of West Paris, Lorraine Hill of Rock Springs, Wyo., Sidney of South Paris, Loretta Greene of Sebago, Rosalyn Jennings of Rock Springs, Wyo., James of West Paris and Jean Federico of South Paris; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Edwin Record of South Paris; several cousins; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Shirley; a brother, Howard; and sisters, Iva, Olive, Ruth, Lottie and Marion.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m., at the First Congregational Church on East Main Street in South Paris. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

Donations in his memory may be made to: The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, N. Canton, Ohio 44720.

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