September 29, 1955 - September 29, 2021
Carolyn Lois Bush passed away on her birthday on Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 in Oak Ridge, after 20 long years of fighting MS. Her memory will be cherished by her partner and devoted caregiver, Lora Corder. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mathis and Bea Bush, her brother, David, and her brother-in-law, Fred Otte. She is survived by her sisters, Deborah Roberts and Jennifer Bush Otte, her nieces and nephew, Megan Koller, Daniel Roberts, and Kathryn Otte, her great-nephews, Benjamin and Joseph Koller, and her brother-in-law John Roberts. Carolyn was born on September 29, 1955. She was a graduate of Bearden High School, class of '73, and of the University of Tennessee. She was a dedicated and beloved special education teacher for over twenty years. Carolyn, with her boundless energy and competitive spirit, was an accomplished racquetball player, at one time one of the top two best female players in the state. She was an avid Lady Vols fan, loved to travel, attend the theatre, and enthusiastically enjoyed the annual National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro for many years. She was well known for her quick wit, generosity, her infectious sense of humor, her dedication to her family, and her joyful spirit. She will be forever missed. A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 1st, 2021 at the New Jewish Cemetery, located at 1800 Glenn Ave, Knoxville, TN at 2 o’clock p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Family Promise of Knoxville, Knox County Clothing Center PTA, or The National MS Society. Arrangements by Rose Funeral and Cremation – Mann. Online condolences may be made at rosefuneraltn.com. Services will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/rosemannheritage.
Carolyn Lois Bush passed away on her birthday on Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 in Oak Ridge, after 20 long years of fighting MS. Her memory will be cherished by her partner and devoted caregiver, Lora Corder. She was preceded in death by her... View Obituary & Service Information
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