Rowena Mildred Rush

Rowena Mildred Rush

Rowena Mildred Rush

A graveside service for Rowena Mildred Rush, 92, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 25, 2008 at Scenic Hills Memorial Park under the direction of Major Family Funeral Home of Springfield. A memorial service was held in Springfield on Saturday, February 23, 2008 for

family and friends in that area. Mrs. Rush died in Springfield on Wednesday February 20, 2008.

The youngest of seven children, Rowena was born to Joseph William and Ida Estella (Gee) Rush in Drumright, Okla., on August 13, 1915. She received her education and grew to

adulthood in Martha, Okla.

She married Daniel Edward Rush on August 5, 1933 in Altus, Okla. They lived in Texas, New Mexico, Halsey, Ore., and California before moving to Ashland in September 1962. During their 62 years of marriage, Edward and Rowena enjoyed working on projects together,

camping, fishing, hunting, and card and domino games. Rowena enjoyed quilting, sewing and crafts.

Mrs. Rush lived her life for her family, friends and church. A member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Ashland for over 40 years, she played the piano and organ, taught Women's Sunday School classes, and spent many hours doing physical labor projects. She was ready at a

moment's notice to go to her children's homes whenever they needed help of any sort.

Rowena's love to all was shown with her kindheartedness and the work she could do with her hands. They were members of the Good Sam's Club.

Mrs. Rush worked out of the home at various jobs as the family needed extra money, including motel work, the cannery in Ashland and Medford, and being a "Rosie, the Riveter" on the Black Widow plane in Los Angeles, during World War II.

She is survived by her son and dauther-in-law, Patrick and Dianne Rush of Springfield; her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Duane Dragoo of Medford; sisters-in-law, Dixie Lee

Meeker, Mary Howard, and Lounetta Blair, all of Springfield; grandchildren, Rodney and wife, Paula Rush of Portland, Randine and husband, Roger Doggett of Eugene, Michael Dragoo of Talent, and Brian Dragoo of Medford; and great-grandchildren, Nicole Elise Rush, Patrick

Casey Rush, Lane Alan Doggett, and Deanna "Annie" Marie Doggett.

Memorial contributions may be made to Good Sam's Dogs, for the Deaf, 10175 Wheeler Road, Central Point 97502; ACCESS, Inc., 3630 Aviation Way, Medford 97501; or a church or charity of your choice.

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