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Nelson Hubert Rust


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Nelson Hubert Rust Obituary
NELSON HUBERT RUST was born on March 7th, 1931 in Drumright, Oklahoma and passed away on July 24th, 2015 with family by his side. He moved to California in 1944 and joined the US Marine Corps in 1951. He was deployed to Korea and returned to the USA in 1952. Nelson was discharged in 1954 and went to work for California Electric Power Company, settling in Southern California. He married Jennie Smith in 1954 and had two daughters over the next two years. Nelson retired from Edison Power Company after 33 years and moved to Hesperia in 1984. Nelson, also known as Rusty, Buster, and Red was a proud Marine all of his life. His hobbies were raising birds and pampering his beloved 1968 Ford Truck. Nelson married Mayola Patera in 1990, and they enjoyed almost 25 years of married life until May was called home in June of 2014. Nelson is survived by two daughters, Patti Tyree and husband George of Bakersfield, Debbie Moore and husband Harold of Baker, Florida and step-children Sherry, Bill and Angela. His grandchildren, Wendy Hunter and husband Greg, Griffin Gatschet and wife Meigan, Ryan Tyree and wife Ileana, Summer Tidwell and husband Tripp, Kelli Tyree and fianc‚ Juan Rivera and step grandsons Jason, Kyle and Kevin. Rusty has 5 great-grandchildren with another on the way. He is also survived by his sisters, Wanda Bowling, Anna Lee Depeugh, Aretha Damron and husband Ron, and Opal Ruth Rust. Nelson is preceded in death by his beloved wife Mayola, both parents, Sarah Ann and Hubert Rust of Riverside, sister Kay Roberts of Riverside and brother Vaughn Rust. A viewing and service will be held at Desert View Funeral Home on Amargosa Rd, Victorville, Ca. from 4pm until 8pm on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. A committal service and burial will be held on Thursday, July 30, at Riverside National Cemetery located at 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, California at 11:45am. The family would like to send a special thanks to his devoted caregivers, Christy, Lillian, Minda and Elsie who took special care of Dad during the last 2 years of his life and another special thanks to his good friend Dennis who was there offering companionship until the very end.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on July 29, 2015
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