Ronald Lee Bush

Friday, May 4, 2018

Ronald Lee Bush, 68, of Mountain Home, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at his home surrounded by loved ones.

Services will be held on Wednesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 10 at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey chapel. The viewing will be held on Wednesday from 6-7 p.m., while services will begin on Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetary.

Ronald was born Aug. 4, 1949 in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Holley and Betty Bush. He attended Central High School in Columbus, and after graduating immediately began his military service.

He married Charlene Bush on Dec. 19, 1969 in Columbus, Ohio. They remained together for over 40 years until her death in 2013.

Ronald enlisted in the U.S. Air Force right after turning 18, and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. Upon returning to the U.S., he was stationed at Fort Meade, Maryland, where he worked for the National Security Agency in Washington, D.C. His career took him to many places, including Arizona, Greece, Texas, Illinois, Maryland, and here in Mountain Home.

After retiring from the U.S. Air Force in 1991, he continued his service to the military by working at the Veterans' Affairs Hospital in Boise until 2000.

His hobbies included spending time with his grandchildren (the most important thing in the world to him), bowling, watching football and western on television, and listening to country music. He bowled for many years in numerous bowling leagues in Mountain Home, and also volunteered as a coach for youth bowling leagues.

Grandpa was selfless, strong and brave until the end. We will love and miss him very much.

Ronald is survived by his daughter, Melissa Bush, of Frederick, Maryland; his daughter Jennifer and her husband, Brian Root, of Mountain Home; his grandchildren David Root, Alanna Root, Alexi Root, Ashlyn Root, and Jarren Darley; and his sisters Mary Bush and Betty Rogers, both of Columbus, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; his brothers Roger, Richard, Raymond, Holley, Roy, and George; and his sister Nancy.