Lewis W Busch III
Nov 15, 1949 – Jun 7, 2004
Lewis W. Busch III ~ “Dub or Louie”
Dub was born on November 15, 1949 at Ballard Hospital in Seattle to Lewis and Norma Busch. Dub grew up in a family with three brothers, Jim, Larry, Jay and sister, Betty. Theirs was a lively household, and Dub loved to tell stories about the adventures he and his siblings shared. His love for the outdoors began as a child on family fishing and camping trips and continued throughout his life with his own family and friends.
Dub graduated from Mt. Rainer High School in 1968, and became an electrician by trade. He began his electrical career at Lockheed Shipbuilding and later was employed by Boeing where he has worked for the past 17 years. In 1969, Dub married his high school sweetheart, Joy. They began their family two years later with the birth of their daughter Jennifer, followed three years later by the birth of their son Matthew. Dub’s devotion to his wife and children was evident in the way he lived each day of his life. He never thought of himself until each of them had been taken care of.
In life, he took no shortcuts no matter how difficult the task. Everything he said he would do got done to the best of anyone’s ability. He often told his children “A job worth doing is a job worth doing well.” Throughout his career, Dub enjoyed both learning and sharing his own electrical knowledge and was very proud when his son chose to follow him into the profession.
Storytelling and a sense of humor came naturally to him. He loved to make people laugh and to laugh with them. His stories about childhood pranks, hunting and fishing trips and everyday experiences kept us all laughing no matter how many times we had heard them. He led by example in teaching us to laugh at ourselves and know that “nothing lasts forever.” His strong faith in God guided he and Joy through their lives. Believing that if it’s meant to be it will be and if not then God has another plan.
So now as his family and friends mourn our incredible loss of him, it is the faith that he held so strong that we will find to help us through. We look forward to the day we will be reunited with him and know he will watch over us until that day arrives. This is not goodbye, it’s so long for now. We love you so very much and will miss you every single day. We thank you for all the love and care you gave to us so unselfishly. Be at peace and enjoy fishing in paradise.
Lewis W. Busch, III
November 15, 1949 ~ June 7, 2004
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