Verlo Bush Sr.

Verlo Wayne Bush Sr.

1952 - 2023

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Verlo Wayne Bush Sr., 70, of Weiser, Idaho, passed away peacefully from this life the morning of June 2, 2023, at home.

Verlo was born on June 25, 1952, in Longview, Washington to Marvin Cecil and Edna Schmidt Bush. He was the youngest of their four children. Verlo spent many happy childhood years in the town of Rainier, Oregon. In 1970, he graduated from Rainier Union High School.


In 1974, Verlo met the love of his life, Brenda Lee Humphrey. After a brief courtship, they were married on August 17, 1974, in Rainier, Oregon. To this union, they were blessed with two children: Trica and Verlo Jr.

During their residence in Rainer, Verlo was a proud member of the JC's and was also a member of a local bowling league.

For over 25 years, Verlo and Brenda owned and operated Bush’s Lawn Service. Verlo was also a heavy equipment operator and helped build the hydroelectric dam located near Horseshoe Bend, Idaho.

In 1993, Verlo and Brenda made the decision to move to Weiser, Idaho to be closer to Brenda’s parents. In 1999, they chose to pull up stakes and move back to Rainier to be closer to family. In 2004, they made their final move back to Weiser in order to be near their grandchildren and become an integral part of their lives.

Verlo’s life revolved around his family. He loved being with his grandchildren. He made it a point to attend all their sporting events. He enjoyed playing card games and dominoes with his granddaughters, Grace and Hannah.

Verlo never knew a stranger and he was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.  He enjoyed fishing, particularly at Dibbley’s Beach on the Columbia River. Some of his favorite times were fishing with his son, his son-in-law, Bud Swank, and Levi, his grandson.


While he loved fishing, hunting, and camping, he was most well known for his carpentry skills. Over his lifetime as a carpenter, Verlo made many gifts out of wood and presented them to those he loved.

Verlo was preceded in death by his parents; Son, Verlo Wayne Bush Jr; Sister, Pamela King; Brother, Larry Bush; and Brothers-in-law Darrel Trumble, Kennith Humphrey, and Lester “Squirt” Prouty.

Verlo is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Brenda Bush; his daughter Trica (Bud) Swank of Weiser, Idaho; his grandchildren, Levi (Emma) Swank of Boise, Idaho, Grace Swank and Hannah Swank of Weiser, Idaho; sister, Janice Prouty of Rainier, Oregon; Aunt, Arlis Rohan of La Grande, Oregon; Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law, Mike King, Linda Bush, Ivan (Pamela) Humphrey, Teresa (John) DeBois, Linda Trumble, Darla (Roger) Derrick, Mary Humphrey, Christine (Javier Chavez) Humphrey, and Carolyn (Roger) Samples, as well as many numerous nieces and nephews who called him Dad. He loved each and every one of them as if they were his own.



Services, Saturday, July 8, 2023, 10:00 am, at the Alston Corner Assembly of God Church, 2572 Alston Road, Rainier, Oregon 97048. Please wear "Hawaiian Print" No BLACK!!  Pot Luck to follow.



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Celebration of Life

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday, June 16, 2023
Weiser Christian Church
1299 E 2nd St
Weiser, Idaho, United States

Celebration of Life

10:00 am
Saturday, July 8, 2023
Alston Corner Assembly of God Church
5272 Alston Road
Rainier, Oregon, United States
Pot Luck to Follow Wear Hawaiian Print, No BLACK please!