Louise R. Rushing"Baby Grammy" "Together Again"Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Louise Rott Rushing, 93, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on September 28, 2011, of metastatic cancer.Born December 8, 1917, in Washington, DC, to Gustav Emil and Alma Schumann Rott. After her Father's death in the 1918 flu epidemic, she and her younger brother, Raymond, spent most of their childhood there in a German orphanage. She had many pleasant recollections of her experiences there, and spent summers at her grandmother's cottage at Colonial Beach.She was educated in DC, graduating fifth in her high school class. After graduating from business college, she was employed by the US Public Health Service, where she met and married the love of her life, D. Edward Rushing on April 2, 1943. They moved to SLC in 1949. She worked for the Bureau of Mines, El Paso Natural Gas, and General Services Administration.Louise loved baking, canning, cryptoquotes, crossword puzzles, the Jumble, her family, and most of all, her precious Ed. Until 2006, she walked three miles every day, and was pleased to share a high school track for a while with Jazz coach Jerry Sloan. She was famous for her Almond Crème Tortes and homemade jams and jellies, which she loved to give away. She had the ability to make everyone feel valued and important. She looked for the good in people, and usually found it. She found great joy in working hard and doing for others. She was a member of the Midvalley Church of Christ.Survived by her son, William E. Rushing; daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Dennis Darke; grandchildren, Debbie, Stephanie and Robert; great grandchildren, Nicole, Spencer, Zachary, Sean and Alex; "grandsons," Chuck and Kurt; former daughter-in-law Sheryl; sisters-in-law, Sue Rott and Elsa Price, 3 nieces and 2 nephews.Preceded in death by her husband (1996); brothers, Raymond and Gustav; sister, Joan McFarlane; and her niece, Cathy Rott.The family wishes to thank Drs. Robert Powel, Richard Kunz and David W Richards for the excellent care they gave to her over the years. Donna & Michael Moore, Pam and Richard Oman and Kathy went out of their way to make Mom's life a pleasant one.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, the Arthritis Foundation or Make-a-Wish Foundation.Memorial services will be held Monday, October 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple.
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