Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 20, 2013

Yudell Bush

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — BUCKLEY — Yudell Bush, 98, of Buckley, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at her home near Buckley. Yudell was born on Monday, March 2, 1914, in Grant Township. Her parents were Blanche (Lemcool) and Lawrence Rogers.

She attended Buckley schools and was a member of the 1932 graduating class.

Yudell entered into marriage with Basil C. Bush on Saturday, April 18, 1936, at her parents’ home in Grant Township. She was the hard-working farmer’s wife until 1964 when they moved to Saginaw.

Yudell was an assistant to a physical therapist in the Saginaw School System.

After retiring they moved back to Grant Township. She loved to garden and provided floral arrangements for the Grant United Methodist Church, where she had been an active, longtime member. Yudell was a voracious reader, enjoyed watching the birds around her home and was an excellent baker, earning the nickname of ‘Aunt Cookie’ to some of her nieces and nephews.

Among many things, Yudell will be especially remembered for her ability to see the good in everybody.

Surviving Yudell are her children, Nancy Jackson (Don Clutsam), of Canmore, Alberta, Canada, Jack Bush, of Fallbrook, Calif., Mary Ann Bush, of Buckley; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her brother, Glenn Rogers, of Buckley; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Yudell in death was her husband, Basil on Feb. 15, 2000; her baby son, Larry Russell Bush; a brother, Ivan Rogers; and her sisters, Edith Brigham, Nadine Thompson and Maxine Hall.

Visitation for Yudell will take place Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m., at The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Grant United Methodist Church, 10999 Zue Road, Buckley, with Pastor Colleen Wierman officiating. Burial will be in Grant Township Cemetery in the spring.

Because of allergies, the family requests no floral arrangements. Memorials, in Yudell’s name, can be directed to Grant United Methodist Church or to a charity of one’s own choosing.

Please share your memories of Yudell with her family by way of her online guestbook/tribute page at

The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.