Kay "Skip" Rush
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1/22/1922 - 6/5/2013
Kay "Skip" Rush was born January 22, 1922 in El Paso, Texas to Mary and Noah Nations and christened "Catherine Pearl Nations". She died peacefully in her sleep at her daughter's home in Loomis, Calif. at the age of 91.
She was known as Kay to her many friends and Skip to the family. She was preceded in death by husbands John R. Ward of El Paso, Texas, Clayton Rush of Iowa Hill, Calif. and sister Leona Moore of El Paso, Texas. She is survived by son Robert B. Ward of Cathlamet, Wash., formerly of Auburn and daughter Carol Lee Ward of Loomis, Calif. She had two grandchildren, Bob Ward of Auburn, Calif. and Mike Ward of Rocklin, Calif, two great grandchildren Emmy Ward and Tanner Ward of Rocklin and one great great grandson Thor Ward of Rocklin.
Kay visited the Colfax, Iowa Hill area in the late fifties and moved from Mill Valley. Calif., to Iowa Hill following her marriage to Clayton Rush in 1962. She worked at Gary C. Tanko Well Drilling as Gary's secretary for 13 years. She then had an opportunity to become the Iowa Hill mail carrier, delivering mail between Iowa Hill and Colfax three days a week for the U.S. Postal Service from 1982 to 1999. In between all this she was very active in the Iowa Hill Community Club and various other local activities. Kay was very involved in tap dancing as a child growing up in El Paso, but as with all things it got lost in time, until 1984 at the age of 62 she renewed her lost passion. She began taking lessons at the Green Leaf Studio in Loomis, taught tap lessons at the Placer Adult School and performed with two dance groups, the most prominent being the Time Tappers. At age 80 she hung up the taps and moved to Newcastle to be closer to family. A celebration of life will be held at her daughter's home in Loomis on September 14, 2013, For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
She will be sorely missed by friends and family as well as her passion for others.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on June 23, 2013