Margaret Elena BUSHEY

Margaret Elena Bushey passed peacefully on January 12, 2013 after a prolonged battle with breast cancer. Margaret was born on December 19, 1946 in Russell, Kansas. As the daughter of an Army Colonel she spent time in Japan and Thailand, which she spoke of fondly. In 1975, she moved to Sonoma County where she continued to live until 2006. Margaret was well-known as the graveyard clerk at the 7-11 in Boys Hot Springs, where she worked for 30 years. It was a job she truly loved. In 2006, she moved to Chico to help care for her special needs granddaughter. She enjoyed her San Francisco Giants, gin and tonics, and expert level diagramless crosswords - which she always completed in pen. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Col. Albert D. and Helen Guffanti. She is survived by her daughters Jennelle Zarn (husband Scott) and Maria Sayre (husband Mike). She is also survived by her grandchildren Bobby Mihalovits, Becky Mihalovits, Tatiana Bushey, and Amanda Sayre; her sisters Linda Guffanti, Marianne Ferrari (husband Frank), and Carole Guffanti Notley; brother Bob Guffanti; nephews Chris Erick, Dominic Ferrari, and Austin Notley; nieces Molly Guffanti, and Nina Ferrari; and her son-in-law Bob Mihalovits. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 16 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Kenwood Depot (314 Warm Springs Road, Kenwood, CA). In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made in the name of Amanda Sayre to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation at (search for Margaret Bushey on the Donate Now page) or by mailing a check to: Angelman Syndrome Foundation 4255 Westbrook Drive, Suite 219, Aurora IL, 60504

Published Online in the Press Democrat from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2013