Wynona Joan Bush

Wynona Joan Bush

Mrs. Wynona Bush departed from this life on Friday, August 16th. Born July 31, 1922 as Wynona Joan Barrett she was the oldest daughter of Nona and Otis Barrett and was raised in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She graduated from Salutatorian Manual Training High School in 1939. She earned a Bachelor's degree from Langston University in Oklahoma and a master's in Business Education from Kansas State University. She married Ebenezer B. Bush in September of 1948 and in 1952 they relocated to Long Beach, California. She taught third grade with great passion for thirty years at Whittier and Bixby Elementary Schools before retiring in 1988 as a master teacher. She was known for her gift of telling stories about activities of daily life with a dry humorous wit. She was preceded in death by her sister (Otissey Barrett Denton) and half brother (A.W. Barrett). She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Dr. E. B. Bush; her sons, Dr. David Earl Bush (wife Dr. Leslie Grant) and Dr. Ronald Barrett; her grandchildren, Evan David Bush and Raquel Anna Bush; her devoted sister-in-law, Mrs. Eunice Collins; nephew, Ken Collins of Long Beach and a host of nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held from 1 P.M. to 7 P.M. on Friday, August 30th at Belmont Heights Funeral Center, 3501 E. 7th St. Long Beach. Funeral Services will be held at 10 A.M. on Saturday, August 31st at Christ Second Baptist Church, 1471 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. Long Beach, CA. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits.

Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram from Aug. 29 to Aug. 30, 2013