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Burl Jesse Bushman


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Burl Jesse Bushman

Camarillo, CA

Burl Jesse Bushman, 89 passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016 at his home in Camarillo, California. He was born May 6, 1927 to Virgil and Ruth Bushman who taught him to work, to enjoy his six brothers and to love the Lord on their ranch in Winslow, Arizona.

He was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a young man he served an LDS mission in Hawaii. After his mission he returned to his studies at BYU where he met the love of his life, Charlene Harmon. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on September 25, 1952. They made their first home in Oxnard, California. A year and a half later they returned to Utah where Burl completed his education earning a degree in Industrial Education from Utah State University. Some years later he also earned a Masters Degree from Northern Arizona University.

With their little family of four, Burl and Charlene settled in Oxnard where he joined the faculty at Oxnard High School, then Hueneme High and finally Camarillo High. He loved sports, both playing and coaching. Along with teaching, Burl was a skilled craftsman and obtained his Contractors license. During summer months be built several beautiful homes in Camarillo, including their home on Camarillo Drive. He retired in 1997 after a 30 year career in teaching.

As a faithful member of the Church, he served in many capacities: Scoutmaster, Bishopric Counselor, Counselor in the Philippines Baggio Mission Presidency, Counselor in the Manila Philippines Temple Presidency, and Temple Sealer. He and his sweetheart served missions in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Florida (Orlando) and Ghana, West Africa.

Burl and Charlene were blessed with five children, three sons and two daughters he adored. He was a loving and caring husband and father who taught his children integrity, a strong work ethic and a love for the Lord. He is survived by his wife Charlene, sons Jeffery (Teri), Brad (Tara), Bruce (Jamie), daughters Nancy Bacigalupi (Dale), and Joan Lunt (Brent), 25 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 1201 Paseo Camarillo. A viewing will be held from 10:00-10:45 am preceding the service. A private interment will be held Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park.

Arrangements are under the direction of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels (805)482-1166.
Published in Ventura County Star on Nov. 3, 2016
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