Nov. 27, 1949—June 14, 2019
Jerome (Jerry) Rush died June 14 at home, surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. Jerry was born Nov. 27, 1949, in Longview to Ellen and Bud Rush, who preceded him in death. His brother Gary and sister Carol Anne Miller also have preceded him. Jerry attended local schools and graduated from Mark Morris High School in 1968. Jerry is survived by his wife Beatriz (Bea) of 45 years; sons K. Scott (Missy), Robert (Amy) and Jacob (Courtney); nine grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister April (Hans) Hammerschmith.
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Jerry was a true outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He also worked in the woods as a faller and bucker and, in later years, operated heavy logging equipment. He was skilled at his work and was very talented in other areas, as well. He was a self-taught mechanic and woodworker. He also enjoyed motorcycle and dirt bike riding when he was younger and later enjoyed riding his 4-wheeler in the woods. Jerry was a hard-working, honest man, who would do anything for his family and friends. He was ornery at times, but his family knew his bark was worse than his bite. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
A viewing will be held at 9:30 a.m. June 24 at St. Rose De Viterbo Catholic Church, followed by a rosary at 10:30 and the funeral service at 11 a.m., with internment at Longview Memorial Park.