Obituaries: Norman L. "Mutt" Bush(1920-2008)

February 08, 2008 12:00 am

Norman L. "Mutt" Bush, died Feb. 5, 2008, at his home in Klamath. He was born Dec. 23, 1920, in Eureka.

He attended school in Requa and after school would work in the mills. He also worked in the woods.

In 1942, he joined the U.S. Army and served in WWII. His basic training was in Hawaii and he was stationed with the 24th Cavalry. He was trained in reconnaissance and fought in New Guinea. He was part of the invasion in Leyte in the Philippines and other islands.

After the war, he spent time in a convalescent home due to the malaria that he acquired in the islands.

He returned to Klamath, then moved to Bakersfield and drove a cement truck for two years. He returned again to Klamath in 1948 and worked in the woods.

In 1951 he owned a logging outfit and worked the local area. In 1953 he managed a Union 76 station on Highway 101 north of Klamath. In 1959 he moved to Hunter Creek Road and that was home for him until his death.

In 1971-1977 he owned and operated Requa Inn in Requa. After 1977, he traveled and was a real estate developer in the Hunter Creek area with his partners. He was a member of the Elks for 37 years. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1381 Crescent City. He was also a member of the Tsunami Sams RV club.

He is survived by his wife, Maurice Bush, who he was married to for 61 years; his sister, Opal Wold of Hoopa; brothers Brownlee and Larry Bush of Tillamook, Ore; two sons, Jim Bush of McKinleyville, and Stace Fisher of Klamath; and two daughters Venita Corcovelos of Klamath and Rochelle Michaels of Medford, Ore.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Norman's life will be held at the Community Center in Klamath on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.