Milton Dennis Bush, son of Milton Easler Bush (1917-1976) and Louisa Hale (1921-2007) died on Friday, 11 March 2022 in Preston, Idaho.
Dennis willingly accepted and magnified his responsibility of being the oldest of five children. They knew of his special love for each of them, and they loved him.
He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Eastern States Mission. He fondly remembered participating in the Hill Cumorah Pageant. He often reflected on his special experience at the Sacred Grove.
He held many callings in the church. He especially loved serving in the care center.
He met Mary Ione Eldredge (1942-2015) at a dance and they quickly fell in love. They were married and sealed on 12 November 1965 in the Salt Lake Temple.
He attended the University of Utah and obtained a Master's Degree in Social Work.
While in college he found his passion owning his own business, Dennis Bush Carpet Cleaning, and maintained it his whole life. He also loved, and was loved by, his co-workers at OC Tanner. He and Ione retired to Bear Lake County in 2007 to enjoy its peaceful beauty. He loved his time there and developed many friendships.
Dennis loved tennis, musical theater, chess, working hard, all types of music, serving french toast, and serving God. He truly loved people. "Mankind was his business".
He had a great sense of humor and gentle, easy-going nature. He was a diligent provider of spiritual and physical needs for his family. His children looked up to him and always knew of his love for them.
Dennis and Ione had nine children: Dennis (Cherie) Bush, Brooke (Thad) Palmer, Joseph (Lorraine) Bush, Julie (Colin) Coker, Lawrence (Trisha) Bush, Lauralee (Darius) Matua, Samuel (Shannon) Bush, Harold Bush, Patience (Cory) Boehme, and found joy in their family relationships.
Dennis is survived by eight children, twenty-eight grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Also survived by three siblings Ruth (Russ) Maynes, Jay Bush, Robert (Margaret) Bush.
Preceded in death by his parents, wife Ione, daughter Patience, sister Linda (Randy) DeAx.
An informal open house will be held on Sunday, March 20th between 2:00 and 5:00pm at Ridgedale Ward, 3400 S 1100 E MillCreek, UT 84106.
The funeral will be held on Monday, March 21st 1pm at 4197 Dingle Rd, Montpelier, ID 83254. Dingle Ward.
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