Lavahn Rush, 87, passed away September 8, 2007, at her home. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Elton; parents, Mary and Clyde Lawson; and her brother, Virgil Lawson. Survived by her daughters, Joyce Harvey, Globe, AZ, and Karen (Sam) Provenza, Grand Junction, CO; son, Larry Rush, Santa Ana, CA; grandchildren, Steve Harvey, Brenda Harvey, Michael Provenza, Nicholas Provenza, Jennifer (Mark) Rudnik, Michael Dunphy, Katie Dunphy; great-grandchild, Joshua Rudnik; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Lawson and Ula Robertson; brother-in-law, Norris (Beth) Rush; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends; and special longtime friends, Lois Heaton and family and Alma Johnson. Lavahn was born May 14, 1920, in Wetmore, CO, and was a longtime Pueblo resident. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church where she was a former Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher, and was a leader of Methodist Youth Fellowship. Her church and her faith were very important to her. Lavahn lived life to the fullest and was ready for any adventure. She was an extremely generous person who always took time for and was supportive of her family and friends. She was very creative and enjoyed cooking, baking, needlework, crafts, sewing, quilting, gardening and travel. Lavahn had a great sense or humor, a beautiful smile and a wonderful laugh that will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Special thanks to caregivers: Sheri Aragon, Peggy Miller, Cathy Lingo, Gwen Snyder and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Viewing, Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with the Reverend Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Susan G. Koemen Foundation or First United Methodist Church, through Montomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Dad said she was the only one who ever smashed his nose(playing kick the can)Wish there were words that would take the pain away but it takes time and lots of. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Lillian (Breece) Hansoe, Emma (Breece)Burdick, Alden Breece & Peggy (Breece) Martin

  2. I am very sorry about your Mom/Grandma. Know that I am thinking about all of you.

    Vicky (Swartz) Watkins

  3. Dear Family of Lavahn,
    Please forgive the delay in my writing. I was out of town on the day of Lavahn’s funeral but I do want you to know how she has touched my life.
    I knew Lavahn first through First United Methodist Church and later as a patient and regular Diabetes Support Group attendee. I saw her distress when she lost her husband (your father and grandfather)but I saw her gradually become a happier person again.
    I lost my husband suddenly on 12/26/06 and have not made it to church since then. I did not know your Mom/Grandma had been ill but I will tell you that she not only sent a beautiful sympathy card but when our first grandson was born on 5/30/07 she sent a card and a monetary gift for the baby. What an amazing woman to think of our family in the midst of her own serious health struggles!
    You already know what a vibrant amazing person your Mom/Grandma was but I thought I would share that story with you.
    I am sure she is smiling her beautiful smile continuously now that she is with her Lord and loved ones who have gone on before.
    I pray for comfort, healing and eventual peace for each of you.
    Sincerely,
    Chris Reichert, Director
    Diabetes Care Center at Parkview

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