November 4, 1960 – November 12, 2020
Tamila “Tami” Renee (Maddox) Rush, 60, of Colorado Springs, CO passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020. She was born November 4, 1960 in Wichita, KS to Charles and Jan (Ferrel) Maddox. Tami grew up in Salina, KS and was a 1978 graduate of South High School. She went on to earn her Associate degree at Fort Hays State University. On June 3, 1994 she married Randy Rush and moved to Smith Center, KS where they raised their family.
Tami was a devoted mother who never missed a big or small event in the lives of her children. She worked for many years as the school district treasurer and was known for her organization and attention to detail. She was an active member of her church and served as a deaconess. Tami was an avid reader and loved participating in book clubs. She also enjoyed taking walks and traveling with family. Tami cherished the simple pleasures in life like a daily diet Coke from McDonald’s, reading the latest Karen Kingsbury novel or taking a walk with a friend.
In 2010 Tami was diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer’s. She battled the disease for over a decade and while it may have stolen her memories and cognitive abilities she continued to touch and inspire those around her with her grace, dignity and joy. The family wishes to thank all those who cared for Tami during her illness including Mackenzie Place Memory Care, Jackson Creek Senior Living, New Century Hospice and numerous in-home healthcare providers, friends and family for their caring professionalism and comforting compassion.
Tami is now healed and rejoicing with her Lord and Savior. Survivors include her husband Randy Rush, father Charles Maddox, brother Randy (Kathryn) Maddox; four children, Christina (Wes) Harrison, Kristen (Kyle) Schenk, Wendy (Adam) Fisher and Kale (Sharin) Shank; and 14 grandchildren Noah, Josiah, Samuel and Silas Harrison; Sawyer, Nora, Kolter and Evy Schenk; Nathaniel and Jonathan Fisher; and Colten Garcia, Tyler, Morgan and Ryker Shank. Her mother, Jan Maddox, preceded her in death. A private memorial service will be held at First Evangelical Free Church, Colorado Springs, CO on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 10 am. Memorial contributions can be made to the First Evangelical Free Church 820 N. 30th St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904 or the Alzheimer’s Association 2315 Bott Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80904.
First Evangelical Free Church
820 N. 30th St, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904
2315 Bott Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904
Private Family Memorial Services
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
November 16, 2020
I got the pleasure to know Tami during a short time when we were able to be in Bible Study together. I know she thoroughly enjoyed being with the group and I got to see what a very special person she was. I experienced and seen the love that Randy, Jodi and family had for her and I know they made everything possible to make her life comfortable as possible. We know she is with our Lord now which is a comfort to all who loved her. Rest In Peace Tami!
November 14, 2020
Caring for Tamila Rush at Jackson Creek was an honor. Her loving husband and family were amazing and showed their love for her everyday. She loved her M&M's. She would laugh and put a smile on my face daily. My condolences to the family and prayers. It was a pleasure being apart of her life and her family. She will be dearly missed. Fly high beautiful angel. You were loved by so many and the memories we gained thru knowing you and your family will be cherished forever❤
November 14, 2020
I am so glad I was able to become acquainted with Tami early in her illness - we saw each other just a few times, but I was always greeted with her sweet smile and laughter. What a delight she was. It is comforting to know that she is now whole in Heaven with her Savior and LORD.
My sincere condolences to Randy and the whole family. I pray for strength and comfort for you during this difficult time, and that your memories will be a healing help for you.