Marilyn Ann Bush, loving wife and mother of three passed away on January 17, 2023, at her
home in Cheyenne, Wyoming, at the age of 91. Marilyn was born in 1931 in Long Beach,
California, and was the eldest daughter of Alice and Cleo Smith from Wood River,
Marilyn was raised, along with her two loving sisters Carol Lee and Marcia, in Wood River
and graduated valedictorian of her class of 1948.
In October of 1950 Marilyn married the love of her life Charles E. Bush. They had three
children Michael, Kerry and Jeff. The Bush Family enjoyed the quintessential military life
living overseas and all across the States moving 32 times during the course of their
Marilyn’s passions in life were family, big band dancing and bowling. She especially enjoyed
the bowling leagues and friends at Two Bar Bowl, the Officers Wives’ Club events and
Cheyenne Dance Club. She and Charlie loved to dance and were instrumental in
introducing new members to the club for many years. Marilyn enjoyed going to Jazzercise
well into her late 80s, maybe due to her love for chocolate and cookies!
The birds and squirrels in Marilyn’s backyard never missed a meal as she loved the
entertainment they brought to her back porch everyday, as is evident in their plumpness.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister, Marcia. She is survived
by her sister Carol Lee, children Michael, Kerry, and Jeff and their respective spouses, five
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska, will be her final resting place with
Charlie. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice, Mom had