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Vernon E. 'Vern' Rush

March 10, 2006

Vernon E. Rush passed from this life at his home on Thursday, December 8, 2005, after a valiant battle with cancer. A celebration of his life memorial gathering for friends and family will be held Saturday, March 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Bear Lake Estates, 300 Luman Rd, Phoenix, OR. For out of town arrivals, exit 24 at Phoenix onto Fern Valley Rd, pass McDonalds to traffic light, turn left on Luman Rd, which dead-ends in the mobile park.

The ladies of the Bear Lake Social organization will serve a buffet luncheon in the clubhouse. Vern was born in Brownsville, OR to Virgil E. Rush and Mabel Atkin Rush. Vern married Thomasina Pritchard Rush,, in Astoria OR, four days before Pearl Harbor was attacked while he was stationed at Fort Stevens in the Coast Artillery. He served a total of 6 years, 4 months.

In addition to his wife, Vern is survived by two sons, Chuck and wife, Margaret, Portland, OR and Mike, Ontario, OR; five grandsons and their wives, one granddaughter and her husband; plus thirteen great grandchildren.

Also surviving, his sister, Loretta and husband, Vern Lehman, Eagle Point; two sisters-in-law, LeLaine Graham Rush of White City and Carole Carter Rush, Brookings; 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.