Allen Rush, 47, died May 2, 2008, in Medford. He was a former resident of Shady
Rush was born in Barstow, Calif., on Aug. 11, 1960, to Edward and Margaret
Rush. They moved to Klamath Falls in 1969. He graduated from KUHS in 1978. In
1979, he married Tamela Henderson. They had a daughter, Brandy.
1979, he enrolled in the U.S. Army as a Calvary Scout and became an expert with
an M16 rifle. At the rank of sergeant, he received an honorable discharge in
1985, having received the good conduct medal, army service ribbon and overseas
service ribbon. He was stationed in Germany for two years.
1988, he met Kathy Freeman in Sacramento, Calif. They moved to Roseburg in
August 1989 and were married Dec. 31, 1994. From 1990 to 1995, they owned and
operated Northwest Emu Connection. In 1996, they moved to Shady Cove where he
built their home and started White Horse Construction in 1997. He owned the
business until 2000 when he was diagnosed with Wegner’s Granulomatosis. They
sold their home and moved to Medford where he battled this life threatening
disease into remission. He was able to restart his business as Rush
Construction specializing as a tile contractor.
Rush’s passion was hunting and fishing with family, friends and his little
Doxie dog, Montana. He had a deep appreciation of fast cars and trucks, especially
survived by his wife, Kathy, father, Edward, brother, Robbie Rush, sister,
Sherry Gunter and daughter, Brandy Brown.
celebration of his life was held at Shady Point Adventist Church on May 9.
Contributions may be made in the name of Ed Rush to Shady Point Adventist