Darlene Jean “Gram” Mathewson Bush, 87 years old and longtime resident of Midlothian, Texas passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, July 13, 2018. Darlene was born, the only child, of Hugh and Alice (Boardman) Mathewson on March 20, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. She attended school in Chicago and graduated from Rosati-Kain Girls School. She married the love of her life, Bill “Pa” Bush on May 14, 1955.
Darlene enjoyed a long, exciting and creative career in the special events industry, working for Magic by Personal Tour Service, Dallas Fan Fares, Festivities and finally for herself at Call Darlene Bush Productions. She planned the biggest and best events for all of her clients with her last event being her own Memorial Service.
She loved to cook for her friends, complete jigsaw puzzles, read mysteries, collect Vaseline glass and most of all spend time with her family. Darlene was a loving wife, caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. She will be missed dearly.
Darlene was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Bush, sons Klint and Kevin Bush, her parents and granddaughter Shawnda Simon.
Darlene is survived by her daughter Kellee Washburn and husband Ron, son Kent Bush and wife Staci, grand-children; Shannon Bass and husband Tim, Sabrina Nedab and husband Brian, Haleigh Bush Kurth and husband Colton, Kaitlin Bush, and Eric Simon; great grandchildren Zackary, Asher, Layla, Darrel, Cecil and Lionel.
Visitation for Darlene will be held Monday, July 16, 2018 at Midlothian Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary immediately following. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Midlothian Funeral Home. There will be a private graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174-0001 (calfarley.org) in memoriam of Darlene Bush, 714 Mr. Haney, Midlothian, TX 76065
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