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Memorial Service

Stephens Family Chapel
Friday December 3rd, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Dennis Bush

Orlin Dennis Bush, 76, of Grants Pass, OR, passed away November 15, 2021, at his residence. Born January 10, 1945, to Olin Bush and Pauline Edna Schiel in Redlands, CA. Dennis grew up in San Bernardino, CA and moved to Grants Pass in 1989. He served 2 years of active duty in the US Navy after graduating high school.

Dennis held a series of jobs before settling as a construction contractor. His passion was centered around engine building and racing. He began to build engines within the decade prior to retiring from his construction business. He built and serviced racing motors up until his passing. Dennis was a Christian and attended Calvary Chapel. He enjoyed racing, water skiing, boating, and tinkering.

Dennis is preceded in death by his parents, Olin and Pauline. He is survived by his son, Richard Bush, and sister, Cheryl Bush.

A memorial service is to be held at Stephens Family Chapel in Grants Pass on December 3, 2021. Dennis will be interred at Hawthorne Memorial Gardens in Grants Pass. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.

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I was a customer. I just stopped by to pickup my engine block. Dennis had finished an engine for me last year.,Dennis did an amazing job. I always enjoyed sitting and chatting with him. I will miss him very much. I am sorry for your loss.

Kirk Greenman Mar 31 2022 12:47 PM

Richard and Cheryl, I am so sorry for your loss. I'm really at a loss for words to adequately convey my feelings of Dennis's passing.
I loved and admired your dad so much. He was a very important person in my life and I will miss him terribly.
We had just recently spoke about him visiting me in California. How nice that would've been.
He certainly was one of a kind and I will always remember that beautiful smile.

Linda Ramsey Dec 3 2021 4:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dennis Bush

Linda Ramsey Dec 3 2021 4:25 PM

Richard and Cheryl,
We are very sorry to hear that Dennis passed away. Dennis re-did our hot rod motor that had issues from a previous builder and needless to say he did an excellent job. We liked him from the first time we met him and will miss his easy going manner & smile. Definitely a big loss for the hot rod community.
Mike & Jackie Dyer

Mike & Jacki Dyer Dec 2 2021 8:48 PM

Richard and Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of Dennis. We will miss his smile and drag racing stories the most. His engine building talents were top notch! We were all shocked at the news of his passing and had just seen him a few days before at our shop. He will be surely missed by our team at RCM Classic Car Repair (aka:" The Hot Rod Shop" as Dennis called us).

Chris & Bob Meneley Nov 29 2021 1:48 PM

No word can express how sad I am about Dennis passing and that we are in Yuma can't be at the. Services. Lunch will never be the same.

Richard Cribbs Nov 27 2021 10:12 PM