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Obituary for Helen Bush

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Helen Bush

September 24, 1921 - March 10, 2012

Ogden, Utah – Helen Dorothy Bush, age 90, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at her home following a lengthy illness, surrounded by her loving family. Helen was born September 24, 1921, the daughter of Dan and Julia Teslich. She was the oldest of six children. She married Ernest Lambeth in 1938. They had two children, Ernest Lambeth and Helen Yvonne Martin. Ernest Sr. passed away from tuberculosis in 1942.Helen married Alpheus Bush in 1943 during WWII and they were stationed in numerous places including Texas and Colorado. Following the war, they moved to Seattle, WA and the family was increased by two sons, Alpheus Sidney Bush and Thomas Eugene Bush. Al was transferred to Utah in 1961 working for Boeing at Hill AFB. During this time they were also transferred to other locations including Florida, New York, California, and Ohio. They decided to retire in Ogden, Utah to be near most of their family. Helen and Al, loved to travel and visit their families and friends often taking a grandchild or two with them on their journeys. They enjoyed 50 years together before his passing in 1993. Helen continued traveling with her daughter visiting family and friends and going on cruises. She loved playing cards and Yahtzee and loved to dance, especially with her brother, Dan, and they were the highlight at many wedding receptions.Helen was preceded in death by her husband Alpheus Bush, her mother, father, two brothers, one sister and three great grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Helen Yvonne Martin and three sons, Ernest (Sharon) Lambeth, Alpheus Sidney (Nancy) Bush and Thomas Eugene Bush, ten grand children, fifteen great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.Services will be held Friday, March 16 at 11 a.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah. A viewing will be held March 15 from 6-8 p.m.Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Born: September 24, 1921
Died: March 10, 2012

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Rebecca Dowling Pittman posted on 3/16/12

My precious Aunt Helen. All my life she has been protecting me, petting me or trying to get me to shut my big mouth. lol. She was always beautiful and very "prissy". I will miss her laughter, hugs and "I love you too" more than words can express. I grieve so that I cannot be there with my family to say goodbye but I had a long talk with Aunt Helen last night, just to say goodbye and tell her that I will always love her. I treasure that week last year that I was able to spend with her. Those memories will carry me the rest of my life, until I am able to cross the river Jordan, and join her, Uncle Al, mom, daddy, Aunt Ruby, Grandmother and lots of other loved ones that have all ready crossed over. To my dear cousins, know that I am with you in spirit and in heart. I grieve with you. I love you all and my prayers are with you. BeckyPS...I bet mom, dad, Uncle Al and Aunt Helen are playing pinochle :o)


Sherri Price posted on 3/15/12

Helen sorry to hear of your moms passing. I have a lot of great memories of your travel stories and seeing you both out shopping. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Sherri


Kristen posted on 3/14/12

May angels be near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved one is safe in the hands of God. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Kristen, Dana, Kyra, and Jenna


Darcie Pierson posted on 3/13/12

I will miss going for walks in the trailer park by the pool, stopping by to say hi... Trick or Treating stopping by to let the kids warm up... You always made me feel right at home... The park will not feel the same!!! Love you like you are my own grandmother!My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family.... She was a fantastic woman, and will be sorely missed!!!