Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bushnell, Eva "Lilli-An" and Grant A. Bushnell

Eva "Lilli-An" Bushnell 

Eva "Lilli-An" Bushnell of Longview, [WA] died peacefully June 18, 2013, at the age of 93.
She was born Sept. 22, 1919, in Grass Range, Mont., to Lila (Chittick) and Harry Rine. After graduation from Harlowton High School, she married Glenn Lenard Henthorn in 1940. They moved from Harlowton, Mont., to Longview with their five children in 1956.
Lilli-An was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served in various church leadership positions. She remarried June 9, 1973, to Grant A. Bushnell, who also had five children. Grant and Lilli-An served three church missions in New Zealand, in Salt Lake City, Utah as genealogists, and in Nova Scotia, Canada.
A vivacious, industrious and productive woman, Lilli-An served as president of both the Progress Center Auxiliary and the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, and as a volunteer for the Red Cross and March of Dimes. She enjoyed camping, dancing, traveling and repairing books.
She was a grandmother of 22, a great-grandmother of 56 and a great-great-grandmother of three.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, four brothers, a sister and two grandbabies. Three hours after her demise, her husband, Grant, passed away.
Lilli-An is survived by two daughters, Nadine (Steven) Leavitt and Glennis (William) Roper; and three sons, Gary (Sally), Keith (Rusti) and Kurt (Glenda) Henthorn.
A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of Latter-day Saints, 1721 30th Ave., in Longview with Bishop Michael Naillon officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 2067, Longview, WA 98632.
Arrangements are by Steele Chapel at Longview Memorial Park & Crematory.
(Source: Internet)

Grant A. Bushnell

June 20, 2013 7:37 am

Grant A. Bushnell, 85, passed away June 18, 2013, surrounded by family.
He was born July 9, 1927, in Portland, to Watrous and Bernice (Laidlaw) Bushnell. Grant graduated from Grant High School in 1945, where he was tennis champion for the city of Portland. He joined the Navy in 1945 and was a World War II veteran.
Grant followed in his father’s footsteps as a banker, primarily at First National Bank in Portland, Bank of the West in Bellevue and the Bank of Cowlitz County in Longview. He moved to Longview with his first wife, Mary Dick (Craven), and their five children in 1963.
In 1973, Grant married his second wife, Lilli-An, and together they traveled the world while on three missions for their church.
Grant was an avid gardener. He had a green thumb, growing flowers, vegetables and even an apple tree from a seed. Grant also had a passion for history. He became immersed in genealogy, spending more than 20 years in genealogy libraries teaching others how to discover their heritage. He expanded his teaching of genealogy to the Longview Senior Center where he volunteered.
Grant is survived by a sister, Bonnie Ritch; his first wife, Mary Dick Sepich; three daughters, Joy Davidson (Galen), Linda Graser (Larry) and Pamela Bushnell (Michael); a son, Christopher Bushnell (Terry); six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Three hours prior to his passing, Lilli-An, his wife of 40 years, preceded him in death.
A celebration of their lives is planned for 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of Latter-day Saints, 1721 30th Ave., in Longview.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be made to the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205.
Arrangements are by Steele Chapel at Longview Memorial Park & Crematory.
(Source: Internet)
Comment: Many years ago researcher Richard E. Henthorn exchanged information with Eva Bushnell and other members of her family.

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