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Barbara Susann Bush

Posted 2021-07-23 by mhenderson
Published by The Arizona Republic from Jul. 21 to Jul. 25, 2021 -
Phoenix, Arizona -

Barbara Susann Bush died unexpectedly at her Tempe home on July 11th.
She was born April 17, 1948, in Port Huron, MI. Her parents Edward and
Mayme C. VerHultz Bush were educators, as was her brother Greg, now
retired. Barbara earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the
University of Michigan before moving to Tempe in the early 1970s.

Barbara followed the family tradition after working in retail (Kmart
and Target), becoming a special needs instructional aide with the
Tempe Elementary School District (Hudson Elementary; Fees and
Gililland Middle Schools). After two decades she retired in 2020.

Barbara's environmental advocacy included serving as Executive
Director of Arizonans for a Better Environment and co-founder of the
Coalition for Responsible Energy Education. She also was an animal
rescuer and active in world hunger, peace and refugee issues. A
voracious reader, Barbara was an avid birder with Myron Scott, her
husband of over three decades. Many who knew her have praised her

Barbara is survived by her husband, brother and niece and nephew Julie
and Doug Bush. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August
5th, at 11 AM at University Lutheran Church, 340 E. 15th St., Tempe.
Remembrance donations are encouraged to the Arizona Animal Welfare
League (

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