Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Don Lee Rush

Don Lee Rush, 68, of Carey, Idaho, died Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

Don was born Jan. 26, 1941, in Rupert, Idaho, to Joe Lee and Alma Ellen Rush. He attended 12 years of school in Carey. He played football and basketball and during his senior year he was advertising manager for his class. He was also a part of Future Farmers of America and the "C" club. He later attended I.S.U. Vocational Technology Collage in Pocatello, Idaho.

Don married Corienne Dilworth on July 2, 1976, in Carey. They had two children, J.D. Rush and Miriam Rush, both of Carey.

He worked in construction for many years, and was foreman for Blaine County Road and Bridge. He also drove truck for Glanbia. While working for Glanbia he received employee of the month for safe driving and for helping others. Don loved to go for rides and take pictures of the country with his friends and family. He also enjoyed playing cards with his friends at the Carey Sport Shop. He loved time spent with his two grandchildren.

Don is survived by his mother, Alma Ellen Blackwell Rush; his son, J.D. (Stephaine Adamson) Rush of Carey; his daughter, Miriam (Travis) Bowman of Carey; two stepsons, Dabny (Rori) VanHook of Katy, Texas, Travis VanHook of Hayden, Idaho; two stepdaughters, Nikkii (Jared) Sasser of Lehi, Utah, Krystal (Luke) Stradinger of Roosevelt, Utah; two brothers, David (Hazel) Rush of Glenns Ferry, Idaho, Dennis (Rose) Rush of Troph Club, Texas; a sister, Doris (Richard) Taylor of Pocatello; grandchildren, Dante Harshbarger, Kya Schafer and Adrian Salomon; six step-granddaughters; two step-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Rush, and his grandparents.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at the Carey Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care of Wood River Chapel. The obituary and guest book are available at

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