Westlawn Gardens of Memory
Clemmons, NC 27012
Nov 15, 1929 - Mar 03, 2007
Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Floyd Arden Amundson, 77, died March 3rd, 2007 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born near Dallas, Wisconsin. He graduated from River Falls University with a degree in Agriculture/Science teaching. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in June 1951 and completed pilot training, gunnery school, and a tour in Korea flying the F-84. Upon return to Great Falls, Montana, he met and later married Idabob (Bobi) Herring. They have two sons, James and David. After a tour in recruiting, he flew 5 years as an Air Commando Instructor Pilot in central and South America. This followed with a tour in Vietnam flying F-4’s as well as in Thailand where he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel as a Senior Controller in the Airborne Command Post. He completed KC-135 training and commanded the 42nd Air Refueling Squadron at Loring AFB, Maine, for three years. Mr. Amundson was decorated with a Meritorious Service Medal, 5 Air Medals, and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award- a total of 15 medals. He retired to Winston-Salem with 22 years service in 1973. He taught Forestry/Horticulture and, after receiving a Master’s Degree at UNC Greensboro, became a Media Coordinator at West High School for a total of 18 years in the school system. Floyd lived in Winston-Salem, NC for 34 years after retirement, attending Forsyth Friends Meeting for 27 years and Pine Grove United Methodist for 3 years. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Idabob (Bobi) Amundson; two sons, James and David; a granddaughter, Lauren; and an older brother, Clarence, and wife Maxine of Baldwin, Wisconsin. A graveside service will be held for family only at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons, NC on March 9, 2007. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of ones choice.