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Dorothy Busch

Jul 26, 1921 - Oct 3, 2017
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Dorothy G. Busch was born July 26, 1921 in Seattle, to parents James and Ellen Van Allen. She moved to Ellensburg with her brother Rodney Van Allen and their parents when Dorothy was six years of age.
Dorothy’s father owned and operated the Meadow View Dairy on East Capitol Avenue and their old home still remains standing. Her mother passed away in Ellensburg when Dorothy was 17 and then James, Rodney and Dorothy returned to Seattle to live.
James died in 1940 and Dorothy moved back to Ellensburg in 1943 where she met and married John Busch Junior three years later. John and Dorothy were part owners and managed the Marshall Wellls Hardware Store for three years and then John convinced Dorothy to return to the farm life. They moved to the Badger Pocket area where they lived and farmed for over 35 years. They were married for 56 years until John’s death on January 22, 2002.
Dorothy’s hobbies were crocheting, ceramics, knitting, sewing, and quilting, flower gardening, oil painting and her dog, Tuffy. In the 1970’s Dorothy began oil painting instruction at Gallery One. She then moved on to Western Art Gallery with Jinx Stringham. Dorothy exhibited some paintings in a number of art shows and one may have seen her oils in Kittitas Valley Hospital, nursing homes and private homes as well. Her artistic abilities were to be admired. 
After John’s passing, Dorothy moved from the Badger Pocket farm land to Rosewood where she lived for 16 years. She valued her dear friends and neighbors in Rosewood and loved celebrating an active life there. 
She is survived by her only son, Ronald W. Busch and wife Dolly Dietz Busch, grandson, Dackary R. Busch and wife Kristy Clerf Busch, great grandchildren, Isabelle V. Busch and Blake D. Busch, nieces and nephews and her favorite nephew, Walter Busch who was always so kind and thoughtful of Dorothy. Dorothy thought the sun rose and set wherever Dackary dwelled, and her trusting love for her son Ronald was her earthly joy.
She will be well remembered for her many talents and ability to bring a smile to one’s heart.
Private Graveside Services were held. In lieu of flowers, a gift to Ellensburg Humane Shelter can be sent in care of Brookside Funeral Home, 101 E 2nd Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926.



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