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Jack K. Bush


1929 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Jack K. Bush Obituary
MONTEREY, CA – Jack Bush, 84, passed peacefully into heaven on July 17, 2014. He was born on July 23, 1929 in Cassville, Missouri to Roy and Ethel Bush. Jack came to California in 1950 after enlisting in the Army and served in the Korean War. While he was stationed at Fort Ord, he met his beloved wife, Marie Vivolo. They married in 1953 and made their home in Monterey, where they raised their family. Jack worked for Pacific Bell for 30 years, starting as a repairman and working his way up to engineer. He loved the work that he did, but most of all he loved the lifelong friends he made. After his retirement in 1983, he enjoyed spending time with his family and working in his garden. He loved jazz piano, spicy foods, Fox news, sports, word puzzles and telling stories. He was a very wise man and always had something interesting to share if you took the time to listen. Late in his life, Jack re-discovered the faith he was raised with as a child and rekindled his relationship with the Lord. His faith and hope in Christ helped him through the past few difficult years of his life after Marie passed away in 2008.
Jack is survived by his daughter, Linda Barton of Oregon; son, Kurt (Elizabeth) Bush of Pebble Beach; daughter, Carolyn (Frank) Davi of Monterey; and son, Kregg (Christine) Bush of Pacific Grove; grandchildren, Bryan Barton of Oregon, Alicia Bush of San Jose, and Michael and Samantha Davi of Monterey. He has one great-granddaughter, Callie, of Oregon.
Jack often said that instead of a sad service when he died, he preferred that his friends and family gather to enjoy food, laughter, and fond memories of him. To honor his request, a celebration of Jack's life will be held Friday, July 25, 2014 at The Pacific Grove Community Center, 515 Junipero Avenue, Pacific Grove at 1:00pm. Donations in Jack's memory may be made to or to The SPCA for Monterey County. His
family thanks the caregivers at Sunrise Senior Living for their love, support and compassionate care in his final months.
Published in The Monterey Herald from July 23 to July 25, 2014
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