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Evelyn Laverne Bush, 92, of Dallas, Texas, passed away July 10, 2013 in Carrollton, Texas.
She is survived by her twin sons, Judge Don D. Bush and his wife Melva Milam Bush of University Park, Texas and Dr. Ron Bush and his wife Peggy of Palm City, Florida. A daughter, Carol Lee Pettit predeceased her.
She was born in Mound Valley, Kansas February 14, 1921 to Joseph Washington Seymour and Lydia Meyers Seymour. One sister, Mabel Hite and two brothers, Joseph and Otis Seymour also predeceased her.
Her family heritage was of pioneer stock and included patriots of the American Revolution, Mexican American War and the Civil War.
She grew up under hard circumstances determined to have a better life. She graduated as valedictorian of her High School class in 1939. She and her husband lived in Kansas City and Springfield, Missouri and Columbus, Indiana. She moved to Dallas, Texas in 2002 to be near Don and Melva and was a member of the Park Cities Baptist Church. She possessed a great sense of humor and endured a number of age related issues with grace and dignity and was a fine Christian lady. All through her life her favorite expression was "It is a great life if you don't weaken." Education was important to her and she inculcated the value in her children and grandchildren.
She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Dr. Matt Bush of Dallas, Texas, Allison Milam Carr of Longview, Texas, Dr. Meredith Bush of Dallas, Texas, Jason Bush of Bradenton, Florida, Angela Montgomery and Sarah Ford, both of Fairplay, Colorado, Rachel O'Brien, R.N. of Cincinnati, Ohio, Anne Brassell of Burlington, Vermont, Suzanne Hanson of Phoenix, Arizona and Dr. Jon Pettit of Bloomington, Indiana; 16 great-grandchildren; one niece, Jane Peyton of Coffeeville, Kansas and one nephew, Joseph Seymour of Pittsburg, Kansas.
The family wishes to express their appreciation for the staff of the Madison on Marsh care facility for their kind and loving support. She loved Mercy, Evans and Melody as well as many others who loved her as well.
The family also appreciates the services of Community Hospice who provided comfort and support in her final days.
As per Mrs. Bush's wishes there will be no public funeral services.
She will be interred in the Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, TX with her husband Leonard Eugene Bush who predeceased her in death in 2002.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials or donations be made in Mrs. Bush's name to the American Diabetes Association, 4100 Alpha Road, Suite 100, Dallas, Texas 75244, 800-342-2383, www.diabetes.org
Please provide the charity with the family's name and address so acknowledgements may be sent.
West/Hurtt Funeral Home
217 S. Hampton Rd.
DeSoto, Texas 75115