Phoebe Brubaker Thrush
Mar 22, 1921 – Jul 24, 2016
PHOEBE BRUBAKER THRUSH
Beloved mother, wife and sister, Phoebe Brubaker Thrush, born in LaFountaine, Indiana on March 22, 1921, daughter of Otis and Josephine Brubaker of Wabash/LaFountaine, Indiana, died Sunday, July 24, 2016 in Sumner, Washington. She is survived by son John Thrush and Daughter-in-Law Victoria of Bonney Lake, Washington, son William Thrush and Daughter-in-Law Jan of Cle Elum, Washington, and Son-in-Law Raymond Mokryzcki of Auburn. She is also survived by grandchildren Coll-Peter and husband Oren, Daniel and wife Ashley, Katherine, Step-Son Michael, Lee and wife Heather, James, Meagan and husband Lucas, and Ryan and wife Lana. She is also survived by great grandchildren MacKenzie, Keira, Devon, Jessica, Ely, Pamela, Ashlyn and Cassandra. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas Wellman Thrush, sweet daughter Pamela Joyce Mokryzcki, and sweet granddaughter Angela Schmauder.
Phoebe led a long and varied life. Starting with her marriage to Tom Thrush, she began a life of traveling as the wife of a Naval Officer. She raised three children in all parts of the country and even in Puerto Rico for several years. In addition to those responsibilities, she began singing with the Sweet Adelines Choruses in many cities which was the outcome of initially singing with a quartet while attending Manchester College. Over the years she was with Sweet Adelines, she not only was a stalwart of the singers, she also filled many official positions within the leadership. Years later, her daughter Pam also joined the chorus and they shared many musical adventures together. Also, for many years, Phoebe utilized another of her talents and sewed many of the dresses and costumes worn by the choruses. In the end, the International Sweet Adeline Association awarded to Phoebe, at their International Championship event, the very rare and prestigiously awarded 60 Year Pin. To date, only three women in the organization have received this award. She became a legend with people who love and sing music.
Services for Phoebe will be held at 1:00 PM (Visitation 12:00-1:00) on Monday, August 1st, 2016 at Washington Memorial Park, 16445 International Blvd., SeaTac, WA 98188. Family asks that in lieu of flowers, that any remembrances be made to the American Cancer Society in her name.
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