Alta Applebury 97, of Cottage Grove passed away April 27, 2019.
Alta was born to SW & Grace (Smith) McDonald in Lavaca, Arkansas.
Alta was a laundry worker in a nursing home for a short time but family was her job,
her career, her life. She raised 5 boys.
Alta was married to Lonnie Rush on November 6, 1937 until his death on April 2, 1961.
She married Donald W Howell on July 27, 1963 until his death on July 13, 1979, and on January 2,1982 Alta married Melvin S Applebury who passed away on January 12, 1997.
Alta is survived by her children; Jerry B Rush (Sandy) of Rogue River OR, Michael W. Rush of Leesburg FL, Jackie R. Rush (Connie) of Cottage Grove OR, Tommie L. Rush (Linda) of Lincoln CA. Step sons Larry J. Howell (Kathy) of Royal Oak MI and Bill Applebury (Pat) of Lake Stevens WA and step daughter Jeanetta Vandermolen (Wil) of Albuquerque NM
Surviving siblings are; sisters Hazel Wright of Eugene, OR, Eva Wortham (Monroe) of Mount Vernon WA, Janell Capehart of Los Ranchos, NM and brothers; Earl McDonald (Mavis) of Yuma AZ, Rev. Bob McDonald of Claremore OK and Bill McDonald of Spiro, OK
Alta is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great-grandchildren
Alta was preceded in death by her daughter Barbara S. Rush, son Harold D. Rush, step son Lynn Applebury granddaughters; Allison L.M. Rush, Alice L. Peek and grandson Bobbie D. Rush.
Please join her family and friends for a celebration of her Life to be held at 2PM Saturday
June 29, 2019 at the Riviera Baptist Church, 3071 River Rd., Eugene OR