Rusty passed away on December 26, 2013, in Fort Worth, TX. She was nearly 96 years old. She had been living in Texas to be near her daughter and son-in-law for the last 12 years.
Born in East Tawas, MI, she made her home in La Jolla along with her late husband Walt. They were respected members of the community. Rusty was a watercolor artist, interior decorator, and volunteer at several art museums. Her husband was a journalist
and author of novels. They raised a daughter, Jan, whom they loved dearly, who went on to become an internal medicine physician and author. Jan sadly passed away in 2006.
Rusty was a very social person, loved to entertain, and was loved by everyone that knew her. She traveled the world and lived the life that made her happy.