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 of 78.
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.
For more information please contact Jim Gomez at (714) 329-0365.
Submitted by Suzette Eschberger.