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.
Wendy and I were friends for many years like 33 Plus years. We we’re city bus operators for many of those years together we laughed we cried we played we danced we sang we watched many sunsets together she was a wonderful mother and a fantastic grandmother Wendy and I shared a easy and at times complicated friendship, nevertheless she had a heart of gold I’m sorry for the time that we lost and I will forever remember our friendship.
There are never words good enough to comfort Stacy and Tom at this time of loss.
You two need to remember to hold on to each other that’s all you have left. Continue to teach those children what value family is I love you all with all my heart ❤️always have and always will ❤️ Heart
I remembered Wendy from assurant we sat next to each other. She was so funny with her humor. We talked a lot. I will miss her.
It’s been over 3 months since my mom passed away. Every single day I miss her. I know I’ll see her again one day, sure, but it doesn’t take away the pain of the loss that’s here and now. The tears come less, but I still find it a regular thing, and I know that’s all part of the grieving process.
To anyone who knew my mom, she was a blessing. She had that part of her that wasn’t willing to let anyone walk over her – unless it was family. Her kids (myself and my sister), and her grand kids… she’d give anything in the world to us, give every part of her. Even to her friends, they formed bonds that seemed to stay there forever, even when things went south, which can happen any friendship, they still had that bond.
Over the years, I have compared my mom with other mothers, and I was so grateful to have my mom as my mother. I made sure she knew that before the end of her life. I will say I didn’t realize it before but she really was my best friend. Until the day I see her again, I will be moving forward and keeping her in my heart.
Wendy and I were best friends for 25-30 years. I must admit that I’m the reason we went separate ways. After my car accident my thought process and emotions went off the rail. I NEVER stopped thinking about and loving her. She was a wonderful and faithful friend. She was funny, smart, beautiful, talented and giving. Wendy I’m going to miss you always. I love you.