Wendy Anne Budd (née Moore), born October 13, 1956 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, joined the
Lord in Heaven on March 30, 2022, aged 65, in Pinellas Park, Florida. Her two beloved children,
Stacy Renee Weitzel and Thomas Patrick Budd, were by her side. She is also survived by her
grandchildren: Emily, Ashley, Jacob, and Lucas, as well as four of her six dear siblings.
Wendy was a feisty, stubborn, strong-willed, humorous and free-spirited woman, who loved
music and watching sunsets on the beach. Growing up, her older sister was a professional
clown, and Wendy loved to clown around as well. She drove a bus for Pinellas Suncoast Transit
Authority for more than twenty years, and even enjoyed a brief stint as a taxi driver long before
Uber was available. As the daughter of a veteran, she was happily active at VFW Post 39 in St
Pete, even hosting her daughter’s wedding reception at the facility. In her spare time, she loved
to sing and make beaded jewelry, but she adored nothing more than being a gramma.
Wendy enjoyed cooking her famous biscuits and gravy, spaghetti and meatballs, and legendary
apple pie for her grandkids. Her kindness and understanding of the world will live on through her
son, Tommy, with whom she was very close, and her love for being near the water as well as
her famous moxie will persist in her daughter, Stacy, who, as good as she is in the kitchen, can’t
quite make meatballs like her mom did. Wendy, and all of her loving sass, will be deeply missed.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 9th, 11am, at Gulf Coast Church, 13301
Walsingham Rd, Largo, FL 33774. Reception to follow .
Condolences may be sent to Stacy Weitzel or Thomas Budd at 612 5th Ave SE, Largo.