(Oct. 10, 2004)
Richard Dean Bushey, 48, Las Vegas, Nev., died Sunday, Oct. 10.
He was born in Powell and was a resident of Las Vegas for 43 years. He attended Clark High School, graduating in 1974. He then attended UNLV and was an active member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
He was the owner and designer of the Dancing Machine Van in the '70s in Las Vegas. He was an engineer for 14 years at the Golden Nugget Casino.
He married Laura Batista in April of 1983. To this union were born two sons, Tyler and Brian Bushey. He was a devoted father and loved spending time with his children.
Survivors include his wife, Laura; his sons, Tyler and Brian, all of Las Vegas; his parents, Tom and Elaine Bushey of Powell and Boulder City, Nev.; and his brother, Steve Bushey of Las Vegas. He was preceded in death by his sister, Julie Lynn Bushey.
A memorial service is scheduled Friday, Oct. 19 at 3:30 p.m. at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas. Memorial contributions to a special trust for the Bushey Family at Bank of America, account # 004967714590, would be appreciated by the family.