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Sue Ellen Bush

June 27, 2021

Sue Ellen Bush, age 65, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 27th, 2021, at her daughter’s house in Sterling, Virginia.

She was born November 18th, 1955, in Phelps, New York to William and Joan Pulcheon.  She was a graduate of Midlakes High School.  She married Richard Henry Bush on January 3, 1986.

Together Sue and Rick raised three beautiful daughters: Jennifer Bush, Katherine Camacho, and Michelle Lehman.

She worked at Banker Steel, as payroll administrator for the company.  For many years, she also enjoyed doing taxes for H & R Block.  She thought of each person’s story as a puzzle to solve.

Sue truly lived life to the fullest with her six grandchildren, Jonathan Bush, Hailey Bush, Ariana Bush, Isabella Camacho, Jose Camacho Jr. “J.J.” and Lily Lehman.

You could find Sue reclined in her chair with grandchildren on her side.  To know Sue was like knowing an angel.  She will be missed by everyone.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m., on Saturday July 17, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg, Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior at 4 p.m.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Roger and family, I was saddened to hear of Sue's passing. I believe she was in my brother's (Jim Tandle) class in school. I remember him talking about her as a young child. I didn't know Sue but I want to send my condolences to you and yours Roger as we have been friends and classmates for years. I hope knowing that others care, helps to get you through this sad and difficult time. Always, Kathy Tandle Phillips

Posted by Kathy Phillips on July 18, 2021

Roger and family, I was saddened to hear of Sue's passing. I believe she was in my brother's (Jim Tandle) class in school. I remember him talking about her as a young child. I didn't know Sue but I want to send my condolences to you and yours Roger as we have been friends and classmates for years. I hope knowing that others care, helps to get you through this sad and difficult time. Always, Kathy Tandle Phillips

Posted by Kathy Phillips on July 18, 2021

My favorite memory of Aunt Sue is from one summer visit to NY when I was about 13 and she let me stay up late to play Super Nintendo with her. I think we stayed up until 2am just the two of us. Even though she lived far away she knew how to make our short visits together special.

Posted by Sarah Schanz on July 15, 2021

I am saddened to hear about Sue passing. I remember her throughout our school years- she & I were in many classes together and were born on the same day, same year. My favorite memories of Sue were at our Girl Scout meetings and camping excursions. She was always so happy and easy going. I have fond memories of Sue. I am so sorry for your loss. Sincerely Amy Leach (formerly Amy Cocco)

Posted by Amy Cocco Leach on July 12, 2021

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