Baker City, Oregon

Beth Marie Rush, 45, of Baker City, died Jan. 21, 2002, at her home with her loved ones at her side.

At Beth’s request, the family will schedule private interment later.

Beth was born on Aug. 2, 1956, at Prairie City to Leslie Davis and Georgia Livermore Davis. She grew up and attended all of her school years in Baker City.

Beth loved animals of all kinds. She had a way with any animal she came across, but dogs were her favorite. Many dogs found their way to her home no matter where she lived. One dog would even run away from his home to come visit. When you heard that special knock on the door with his tail, you knew in a moment her little friend had arrived.

Her wit was always primed and ready, as well as her ability to clown around. She loved to laugh; if life was getting too serious, she had a special way of lightening things up. Even during the last hours of her life, she had a final little dance with her sister.

She taught her children and nieces and nephews how to have a good time, a good water fight and taught the kids some silly songs. She loved music, played the guitar, and was a fabulous cook. Getting out in the woods to hunt huckleberries, go fishing, and write poetry were her favorite things to do. She cared for the roses and flowers in the front yard, played with her special dog, Sassy, and was a loving grandmother.

Her family made this tribute to her: “We thank God for every day she was with us, and Beth we thank you too.”

Survivors include her father, Leslie Davis, and sister, Cheryl Davis, of Baker City; daughter, Annette Brake, and her husband, Chris, and children, Synca and Sebastian, of Nampa, Idaho; sons, Jason Rush of Baker City and Jessie Rush of Nampa; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Georgia Davis; and brothers, Mike and Ronnie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Neurofibromatosis Foundation, Pathway Hospice or a charity of one’s choice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 25, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor