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Darlene A. Rush, 77, OHS graduate

      Darlene Ann (Fix) Rush, 77, longtime resident of Lewiston, died June 24, 2013, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. Darlene was born Nov. 29, 1935, in Garrison, ND, to Marie and Alec Fix. She moved to Orofino with her mother and grandparents at the age of 11. She graduated from Orofino High School in 1954.

     After graduation, Darlene moved to Lewiston, where she worked at the Majestic Cafe. In 1958, she began her 38-year career with Payless Drug, retiring in 1991. She then became a certified nursing assistant, working in the home health care industry from 1992 until 1996. Lastly, she worked at Costco from 1997 until 2011.

     Darlene was preceded in death by Irwin J. Rush, her husband of 23 years. They met at the Stables in 1961 and were married Jan. 25, 1964. Darlene and Irwin had one daughter, LuRie A. Loomis.

     She was dedicated to her faith in reading the Bible daily, loving her animals and the outdoors. Family and friends were everything.

     She was preceded in death by her sisters, Helen Spencer, Sharon Marcell and Dianne Lopez. She is survived by siblings Ron Fix and Shiela Miller; nieces Holly, Nora, Penny, Nikki, Jakki and Shannon; great-niece Randi Lynn; and great-nephews Corby, Andrew, Nicholas, Evan and Logan. She was aunt-grandma to many.

     A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Transcribed by Michal Berreth-Beck

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