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Memorial Service for Former Security Fire Chief is Tuesday

William Dwight "Bud" Silloway

 

December 6, 2017

William Dwight "Bud" Silloway

September 21, 1936-December 2, 2017

William Dwight "Bud" Silloway, 81, of Security, Colorado passed away December 2, 2017.

He was born to Charles W. and Elna M. Silloway in Morrisville, Vermont, on September 21, 1936. Bud graduated from Bradford Academy in Bradford, Vermont in 1954.

He was married to Mary "Carol" (Torres) Silloway September 26, 1959 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Bud began his service in the United States Air Force as a ground radio repairman in 1955, with duty stations including Japan, New Mexico, and Virginia. He was then sent to IBM and Philco computer schools to learn the Air Force's new computer systems. He commissioned the systems in the newly completed NORAD complex, stationed at Ent AFB, Colorado Springs, in 1965 as an electrical digital computer tech.

Following his service, Bud became co-owner and then sole owner of Security Radio & TV, a radio and television sales and repair business which he ran through 1987. Bud also found a passion for the fire service after joining the Security Village Volunteer Fire Department as a volunteer where he held many positions including Fire Chief from 1979 - 1985.

During his tenure as Chief, he brought many advances that improved the department's ISO rating. He retired from the SFVD in 1987. Bud became a full-time career firefighter at the Fort Carson Fire Department in 1981 way through the ranks and ultimately retired as Assistant Chief from this 20-year civil service career.

During his time at Fort Carson, Bud also served on the El Paso/Teller County E-911 Authority Board during the transition to the enhanced 911 system. After retirement, Bud served on the Security Fire Protection District Board of Directors where he continued to champion the cause and advancement of the fire service. Chief "Bud" Silloway provided over four decades of selfless, professional, and dedicated service to his community.

Bud is survived by his wife, Carol, and his three sons, Chuck; Steve (Tawnya); and Glen, all of Colorado Springs, two grandchildren: Evan of Colorado Springs and Tracy of Fort Collins, and a sister, Deanna (Orville) Carter of Denver.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. December 12 at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain, CO 80817.

Memorial contributions can be made in Bud's name to: Security Fire Department Memorial Fund:

400 Security Blvd. Security, CO 80911 or Fort Carson Firefighter Association https://www.carsonfirefighters.com.

To share on-line condolences, photos, memories, please visit Bud's memorial Facebook profile - https//www.facebook.com/bud.silloway.

 

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