Community Activist and Museum Supporter Former La Habra City Council member Dorothy May Rush, who had been in
declining health for the past two months after falling and breaking her hip,
died November 30th at Imperial Convalescent Hospital in La Mirada at the age
Rush will be known as a community activist who was
determined to rid her community of gang violence, graffiti, and rundown housing
in La Habra. In 1994, Rush was the continued target of gang violence, having her
home shot at several times.
Rush, a retired dressmaker and Head Start teacher's aid, served on the
council from 1994 to 2002. She served as mayor 1997-98.
Rush was married to her
husband, Larry, for more than 55 years. The couple had four daughters: Ruth,
Kathy, Linda, and Terry.
A memorial service will be held this Wednesday, December 5th at 11 a.m. at
Green Hill Baptist Church located at 2200 West Imperial Highway.
The La Habra Historical Museum has opened a new exhibit, "Defenders of Our Freedom," in honor of our military, past and present. The exhibit features uniforms from WWI through today, and memorabilia on loan from over 40 different individuals.
It also features a tribute to Sgt. 1st Class William T. Brown, the La Habra Green Beret who was MIA in the Vietnam War and whose remains were only recently recovered.
The museum is open at 201 E. La Habra Blvd., Saturday, noon-4pm. For special tours or more information call Suzette Eschberger at (562) 999-6453. The exhibit runs through March 16, 2013.
Congratulations to La Habra Historical Museum's Kent Roberts!
received the La Habra Chamber’s Citizen of The Year award at the 72nd
Annual Awards and Board Installation on July 11.
has been active in practically every charitable group in the community
during the past 35 years. He currently serves on the boards of the Boys
and Girls Clubs of La Habra, the Children’s Museum and Landmark
Development. He is also actively helping CRCC expand its facilities, and
made the Old Settlers Historical Museum become a reality.
boy he helped his father and uncle with the La Habra Host Lions Corn
Festival and he
still is a member of the Lions.
Dedicated to serving his community, Kent is certainly appreciated for all his efforts on behalf of the Museum.
Congratulations for a well-deserved honor!!!
Kent Roberts at opening of La Habra Historical Museum