Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home & Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park
5725 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville, TX
Vada Gayle Cushman
April 3, 1925 – October 6, 2019
Vada Gayle Cushman, 94, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Funeral: 2:00 p.m. Friday in J.E. Foust Funeral Home Chapel. Interment: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Asbury Methodist Church, 2908 Layton Ave. Haltom City, Texas 76117.
Vada was born in the home of her parents, Albert and Hazel Jones on April, 3 1925. Her unusual first name came from the “Harvest Wheat Queen: crowned in 1924. The “Wheat Queen” received national attention after visiting President Calvin Coolidge. She grew up on the family farm and remained there until she graduated from High School. Shortly after graduation she decided to help the war effort as “Rose the Riveter” Vada enrolled in a technical school to qualify as an inspector and started working at Boeing Aircraft in Wichita Kansas. It was there that she met her life-long love, Ralph Eugene Cushman. They were married in 1945 and celebrated 68 years of marriage until Gene went to be with the Lord in 2013. Vada was a devoted mother and raised two children, Sharon and Tom. She was very active in Asbury Methodist Church from 1950 until she moved to Harbor Chase Assisted Living in Southlake, Texas in 2017. Vada served as the secretary for Asbury Methodist Church for many years. Being the consummate mother, she was also active in the PTA during her child rearing years achieving presidency and a lifetime membership. Vada enjoyed the outdoors and spent many hours hiking with her family as well as fishing and swimming at the beach. She was an outstanding cook and seamstress. Her chocolate chip cookies and yeast rolls were a favorite for all. Everyone looked forward to her home cooked meals. Vada sewed many clothing and handwork items for her family and friends. She loved to garden and had a special plot to grow vegetables and flowers of all varieties. She was known as a very kind and gentle woman; having mercy for those in need and a smile and quick welcome for those she met. The family would like to express sincere gratitude and appreciation to Brianna Hawkins, MSN, and the nursing staff and doctors on the fourth floor of Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Grapevine, as well as the staff of Harbor Chase Assisted Living, The Lodge on Bear Creek Skilled Nursing Facility and Asana Hospice for their compassionate care for Vada during her final days. A special thanks to Barb Idol with Stephens Ministry of White Chapel Methodist Church for the Sunday streaming Church Service.
Survivors: Son, Tom Eugene Cushman and wife, Claudia; daughter, Sharon Kay Martin and husband, Dr. Douglas Martin; grandchildren, Candi Sullivan and husband, Michael, Kyle Cushman, Michael Martin and Dr. Gregory Martin and wife, Alyssa; great grandson, Nicolas Martin; sister Marilyn Kimple and many other loving friends and extended family.
- Greg Martin, Pallbearer
- Mike Martin, Pallbearer
- Kyle Cushman, Pallbearer
- Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, October 11, 2019
- Committal Service Friday, October 11, 2019
Vada Gayle Cushman
October 20, 2019
I will always remember Aunt Vada’s big, warm smile and her hearty laugh! She had a great sense of humor and I always felt she listened and cared about each family member. She was so devoted to her family and gave back to her church family as well. When I hear someone say “you all...” I will be thinking of her. 💕
October 18, 2019
Aunt Vada was always A life of the party; A joy to be around!
And she was always there when it came to all the family..
will miss her.
October 12, 2019
It was a beautiful service! I will miss Vada. Prayers for the family
October 11, 2019
My Aunt Veda always shared a generous and loving spirit at our family reunions. During my time living in Texas (1980’s), I was able to visit their Fort Worth home for a few days, enjoying treasured family closeness. Bradley Jones (Cincinnati)