TRAVERSE CITY — Ewart W. “Bud” Moyer passed on to be with his Lord and Savior on Nov. 6, at French Manor Assisted Living in Traverse City. Bud and Jeanne (his wife) resided there and she, along with their daughter, Kathy, were by his bedside when he passed away.
Bud was born on Jan. 27, 1924, to Clare and Gladys Moyer in Flint and later moved to Ypsilanti, where he grew up.
Bud served in the U.S. Army in Italy in World War II and upon his return married Lugenia (Jeanne) Renton in Ypsilanti on June 29, 1946.
Bud graduated from Rochester Institute of Photography in New York in 1949 and went on to enjoy a long and fulfilling career as a portrait photographer and was also a talented pencil and pastel artist.
He and Jeanne moved to Traverse City to begin their family and his career which spanned over 35 years.
He had a great passion and energy for capturing the essence of each personality in the photos that he took, whether it be graduation, wedding, family portrait or children and for many other special occasions. He wanted to credit the support staff and his many colleagues he had over the years for their talents and friendship for the success of his business. He had the privilege of photographing many generations of the families that he served over the years. He also had the honor to photograph the actors and actresses from the entertainment business from Hollywood as they came to perform at the Cherry County Playhouse. He was recognized in his field by his peers with many honors over the years as well as lecturing, appearing in multiple publications and was an internationally known judge of professional photography.
After moving to Traverse City a daughter, Kathy (William) Weber, was born in 1950 and a son, Kevin, was born in 1953.