Daisy Marie Parsons Bush


(Aug. 29, 2009)

Daisy Marie Parsons Bush died at St. John’s Hospital in Jackson Hole. She was 98.

Daisy was born in Tennessee to Roy Eldon Parsons (1877-1964) and Mattie Dixie Bennett (1880-1972). She moved to her parents homestead in Montana when she was 4 weeks old.

On  Dec. 17, 1932.Daisy and Guy N. Bush were united in marriage.

Guy and Daisy moved to Jackson Hole in 1944 after living in various places in Wyoming. In 1947, the couple purchased their home Jackson Hole, where Daisy lived until her death.

Daisy always regretted that Guy lived in their remodeled home for only four years before dying of a heart attack during an elk hunting trip in 1968.

Daisy enjoyed spending time with her families in Jackson Hole, Colorado Springs, Colo. and Elko, Nev.

She was a member of Eastern Star, The Daughters of the Nile and The Daughters of the American Revolution.  Daisy loved reading, knitting, traveling, growing a garden and tending her raspberry patch.

At the Jackson Hole Senior Center, Daisy enjoyed many wonderful meals and opportunities to socialize with friends. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Guy N. Bush (1968); her brother Cecil Warren Parsons (2009); and her second son Guy Louis “Louie” Bush (1991).

Daisy survived by her sons: Joe of Jackson Hole; Roy of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Roche of Elko, Nev.; her eight grandchildren: Eric and Anna Mary Bush of Jackson Hole, Sarah (Bush) Lloyd of Orem, Utah, Laura Bush of Phoenix, Ariz., Teri Ann (Bush) Oursler of Powell, Kathi (Bush) Mata of Colorado Springs, Nicole (Bush) Jenkins of Erie, Colo., and Megan (Bush) Lloyd of Sandy, Utah; her seven great grandchildren: Roy and Edward Oursler of Powell; Kale Mata, McKenzie and Seth Jenkins, and Joshua and Erica Lloyd.

Daisy got to see her oldest great grandchild, Roy Oursler, graduate from Powell High School in May 2009.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Senior Center of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. PO Box 4677, Jackson WY 83001.