Helen Thomas Stine Zonneveld
December 12, 2005
The funeral service for Helen Thomas Stine Zonneveld will be held Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at 10 a.m., at the Ashland Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 111 Clay Street, Ashland, OR. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m., at the church. Interment will be in Spanish Fork, UT.
Helen Thomas Stine Zonneveld, 73 passed away at her home in Ashland, Oregon from a lingering illness on. She was born July 13,1933 in Spanish Fork, UT and raised in Payson, UT, the daughter of Arthur Unger Thomas and Dora Mae Taylor Bradford Thomas.
She married Ronald B. Stine on April 11, 1955 in Reno, NV. She later married Leo Zonneveld, and the couple moved to Ashland Oregon. Both Ronald and Leo preceded her in death. For several years she cared for children in the Ashland area and was known and loved by children and families as "Grandma Helen." She was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include a daughter and son; Kathleen Kubecka of Ashland and Jay (Beth) Stine of Saudi Arabia; her beloved grandson, Derek (Sarah) Kubecka of Medford; three brothers and one sister, Arta Mae Balyint (Gene Wilson) of Brunswick, OH, Dean T. (Cherryl) Thomas of Livermore, CA, John "Jack" (Susan) Thomas of Bountiful, UT and Jay (Janie) (Thomas) Wignal of Indianapolis, IN; two sisters-in-law, Betty (Sterling) Bradford of Salt Lake City, UT and Faye (Howard) Bradford of Holiday, UT. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Earnest (Margeret) Thomas, Robert (Pauline) Thomas, Harry R. (Josephine) Thomas, Fred C. (Zola) Thomas, Frank C. "John" Thomas, Harry T. (Kareen) (Thomas) Anderson, Mary Fern Thomas, Clarice Thomas Worthy, Sterling T. Bradford, Lester Bradford, Lila Jean Bradford (Bert) Manley and Howard Bradford.
Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.
Vernon E. "Vern" Rush
Vernon E. Rush, age 84, passed from this life at home on Thursday , after a valiant battle with cancer.
Vernon E. Rush was born in Brownsville, Oregon, November 23, 1921 to Virgil E. Rush and Mabel Atkin Rush, the fourth of five children. He attended school in Ashland from Lincoln Elementary through Ashland High, where he met his wife in 1939. Vern married Thomasina Pritchard Rush, December 3, 1941, in Astoria, Oregon, 4 days before Pearl Harbor, while he was stationed at Ft. Stevens in the Coast Artillery.
They celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary December 3, 2005 with family at their home in Phoenix, Oregon. Vern enjoyed his athletic years in school and loved hunting, fishing and family reunions. He was an honest, hard working Christian man who loved his family and made many loyal lifelong friends. He served 6 years and 4 months in the National Guard and the US Army in WWII. His career covered many jobs including, truck and bus driver, wholesale grocery warehouse, market manager, motel and restaurant manager with his wife in the 60&
39;s, as well as partner-operators of the Medford Dairy Queen with Loretta and Vern Lehman in the 70&
39;s. When he retired, Vern and Tommie established Rush Relief Motel Management and traveled the west coast as emergency replacement for owners who needed time out. They lived in Brookings for 20 years, returning to the Rogue Valley in 2001.
In addition to his wife, Vern is survived by his two sons, Michael and Charles Rush, Chuck&
39;s wife Margaret and five grandsons; Martin, Keldon, Joseph, Charles Vernon Jr., Jefferey and their wives; one granddaughter, Rebecca Hohman, husband David; five great grandsons, Jordan Hohman, Ian Voje, Wesley Rush, Nathaniel Rush, Ryan Rush, and eight great grand daughters; Myan and Kieran Rush, Taylor Voje, Alexandra, Mackenzie, Hannah, Grace and Rebecca Rush. Vern is also survived by his sister, Loretta Rush and hsuband, Vern Lehman; two sisters-in-law, Carole Carter Rush of Brookings, LeLaine Graham Rush of White City and numerous nieces and nephews. Vern was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Opal Rush Carter, and his brothers, Gale and Glen Rush. A memorial gathering will be announced after cremation. He was loved and he will be missed by many.