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Memorial Park Funeral Home & Memorial Park Cemetery

6969 East Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX

OBITUARY

Mrs. Allegra Leatrice Bush

January 20, 1921October 31, 2019

Allegra Leatrice Bush, 98, of Pflugerville passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019.

The family will receive guests from 3pm to 5pm in the Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40 in Amarillo, TX on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Funeral Services will take place in the funeral home’s Chapel of Memories on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 2pm with Pastor Jerry Davey presiding. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Garden of Good Shepard.

Allegra was born on January 20, 1921 in Monroe, Louisiana. She knew at the age of 5 that she wanted to be a teacher while attending Kindergarten and First Grade. Her family moved quiet often, following the natural gas pipeline work her father was with. In 1935, the family transferred to Amarillo, Texas where she graduated from Amarillo High School in the upper 10% of her class in 1938. She worked her way through two years at Amarillo Junior College and one semester of her junior year at West Texas State University by babysitting and working at Kress Variety Store. The second semester of her junior year, she withdrew due to the illness of both her mother and sister; but she never gave up on her goal of being a teacher.

In 1942, Allegra was employed as secretary to Mr. Charles M. Rogers, Superintendent of the Amarillo Public Schools. During her eight years in that position, she married Fred Bush Jr. from Lovell, Wyoming and with his encouragement, she graduated with a B.A. degree from West Texas State University in 1949 by attending night and summer classes. In 1951, her teaching journey began in the Amarillo Public Schools. She taught elementary school Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science, all while earning her Master’s Degree in Education. Throughout her career, she sat on many boards, and won much recognition for her field.

Allegra’s memories are left to be cherished by Her Goddaughter Karen Cottingham and her husband Richard Cottingham of Plfugerville Texas, and Karen's children- Alyssa Black and her children Kyler and Kaylen Black of Plfugerville Texas,Paul Miller and his children- Holden and Kamdyn Miller of Denver Colorado; Her Goddaughter, Becky Rucic and her husband Brad Rucic of Golden Colorado, and Becky's children Taylor Estes and his partner Shauntae Willis of Port Orchard Washington, Marlena Shawcroft and her husband Zach Shawcroft of Lakewood Colorado and their children- Norah and Clara Shawcroft. Allegra also leaves behind her nephew Larry Blackburn and is wife Diana and their son Jimmy of Wheaton IL, and niece Kim Allen of Wheaton IL.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff of Mountain View Assisted Living.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, November 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 4, 2019

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