Remembering Bud Guillot

by Mike Atkinson

Bud Guillot has passed away at age 99 in his home in Huntington Beach. He is considered the Grandfather of So Cal Plumerias. Without him, we would not be anywhere near where we are today.  He was the perfect Texas gentleman with wit and charm to boot.  He was also a World War II hero.  He was the father of so many treasured cultivars – Guillot Sunset, California Sally, San Miguel, and so many more. Bud was one of our earliest SCPS members and attended many of our meetings and luaus through the years.  Rest well, Bud, with your precious Viola.