Obituary: Genevieve Ruth Rusher

Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2001

Former Juneau resident Genevieve Ruth Rusher, 82, died Aug. 3 at the Sitka Pioneers' Home.

She was born March 26, 1919, in Washington to Arthur and Genevieve (Riley) Dexter. Her father was a commercial fisherman and the family moved to Alaska. In 1939, she married Carl E. Rusher and the couple moved to Sitka. The Rushers moved to Juneau in 1948 where they purchased what became Rushers' Juneau Young Hardware Store. The couple moved back to Sitka after a 20-year stay in Juneau.

She was an active member of Pioneers of Alaska, Emblem Club and Beta Sigma Phi.

Rusher was preceded in death by her husband Carl and sons Dexter and Robert Rusher.

She is survived by her son Ron Rusher of Coffman Cove, sister Florence Fredrickson of Seattle, five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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