George P. Rush

George P. Rush was born in Cavity City, Philippines, and came to the United States at the age of seven.

He spent the majority of his life living in Ridgecrest, and some time in New Mexico and Randsburg. George graduated from Sherman E. Burroughs High School in 1975.

George worked for Albertson’s grocery chain for 35 years. He had the opportunity to work in California, Idaho and Arizona, and at several stores in Washington State. He took great pride working for them and gave them his best. At the time of his passing, he was still working and held the position of assistant store director.

George had a great love for his family, the outdoors and his many animals over his lifetime. His love, nurturing passion and humorous quirks went above and beyond the normal traits that one would even think or could even imagine.

George could make anyone laugh. His good, caring and forgiving nature made people comfortable and sometimes even “wonder.”

George had an amazing love and passion for life, butnature and the outdoors were where he was the happiest. He enjoyed many fishing, hunting, crabbing and hiking trips with his family in the beautiful deserts, creeks, lakes and oceans of California, Idaho, Arizona and Washington State.He had an amazing green thumb which was evident in his beautiful landscaping skills and gardens that included exotic plants such as bamboo to beautiful orchids that filled his home. George was an excellent chef and could make a tantalizing dish out of any basic foods or from his garden.

George will truly be missed on this earth, but he leaves a legacy. Since George was an organ donor, he will continue his legacy through saving the life of three other people.

George was preceded in death by his beautiful mother Esperanza (Ling) Rush, his father Marvin E. Rush and his precious Auntie Inday Cudahy.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years Victoria (Best); his daughter Inday Ragar (Brit) of Appleton, Wisc.; and sons, Jason Buzzard (Jaime) of Edmonds Saint Bury U.K., and Michael Buzzard (Christina) of Spanaway, Wash. George is also survived by his brother Russell Rush (Laurie) of San Diego; his sister Linda Rush Fitzgerald (Richard) of Christianburg, Va.; his dear uncle Chuck Cudahyof Tucson; and his beloved cousin Deding Cudahy also of Tucson; his father-in-law David Best (Carol) of Mohrsville, Penn., and his sister-in-law Andrea Best, (Butch) of Highgrove, Calif. George is also survived by two nieces and two nephews.

George had five grandchildren that were the loves of his life: Mallory, Katie and Ashley (Edmonds Saint Bury, U.K.), and Rosie, and Triston (Appleton, Wisc.).

In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation in George’s name to your local animal rescue.

— Submitted by the loved ones of George Rush

Story First Published: 2020-03-13