Lewis W Busch III

Nov 15, 1949 – Jun 7, 2004

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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


Laurie White
Des Moines, WA
Jul 1, 2004

Joy, Jennifer and Matthew,

I will miss this gentle man and will hold all memories of him very dear. I love you all...many hugs,


Sonja Carrasquillo
Oklahoma City, OK
Jun 30, 2004

God is with you and your family during your loss. He never gives you more than you can bare. His memories will always be with you in your heart, and he is watching over you always. Love Sonja

Adrian & Alison Pragnell
Tacoma, WA
Jun 29, 2004

Dear Joy and family,

We are so blessed to have known Dub. You were the first to welcome us to the neighborhood when we moved in 3 years ago. Dub personified the word "neighborly" to us. He was always quick to come over to help Adrian in the yard voluntarily. Your home and yard are picture perfect, a reflection of the beauty and love inside. I'm reminded of a Steven Curtis Chapman song that was a comfort to me after the loss of a loved one called "With Hope".

"We can say goodbye with hope, 'cause we know our goodbye is not the end...there's a place where we'll see your face again"...

Our love and prayers for you and your family.

randy libey
seattle, WA
Jun 23, 2004

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john price
Maple Valley, WA
Jun 18, 2004

Working with Lew was a priveledge and a challenge, not to mention a lot of fun. No job was to big and he always had a plan. He did it all, a great father, husband and friend. God bless you and your family Lew. John

Jewell Mitchell
Camano Island, WA
Jun 17, 2004

To Louie's family:

I haven't seen Louie for several years but I remember that smile - it really got to ya.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God's grace ease your pain knowing Louie has gone on to better things and you'll be with him again someday.

Robert Foley
Renton, WA
Jun 17, 2004

My Deepest sympathy and heart felt condolences go out to The Busch Family and Friends. I have only had the HONOR to have known "Louie" for the past 2 years here at Boeing's PSD plant. I will miss his playful bantering, candor, and stories he told in the crib. He always told us "your not getting any younger - enjoy life while you can!" I started June 11th, 2004 - Thanks Louie. You are missed!

Glenda Hatcher
Federal Way, WA
Jun 17, 2004

Louie, as a member of my team you were the employee every manager wishes they could clone. My fondest memories of that assignment include your being on my team,how much you helped me and how pleasant it was to work with you every single day. You will be missed greatly. Until we see each other again, love ya!!

Brian Bashaw
Enumclaw, WA
Jun 17, 2004

My friend Lew set the standards . He was to me the

perfect example of what a man should be.

His work ethic , love for life and family , devotion ,

integrity , knowledge , and a whole lot of get up

and go . I just loved being around him . I'll miss

him dearly , and remember him forever . Brian

Al Kier
Seatttle, WA
Jun 17, 2004

Scott D. George
Auburn, WA
Jun 17, 2004

lew is with me everyday in the memorys of good times at work over the last ten years. I miss him as I have coffee in the mournings,at lunch time,and my daily updates on his projects at home. I will not forget my friend Lewis.

Gary Mathews
Bonney Lake, WA
Jun 17, 2004

I had the honor of being Lewis W's leadman for the last couple of years. Almost the perfect employee that danged pipe smokeand a great friend. I felt like I knew Joy and kids before I met them, he talked daily of the love he had for them and the good times they shared. His nickname for himself at work was "Fat Louie".

Rest in peace old friend!


Bob Grover
Kent, WA
Jun 16, 2004

I enjoyed working with Louie he always had a smile and a good word. Someone said this life is not home we are away at school. Louie has gone home, I'm sure he got good grades. May the Lords blessing be with you as you cope with this great loss. Sincerly, Bob Grover

Steven Cameron
North Bend, WA
Jun 16, 2004

I'll miss my friend and partner. I can only hope I'll be remembered in the same capacity as he.

Thinking about you Lou.

Penny Nielsen
Renton, WA
Jun 16, 2004

I have worked with Lewie on & off over the past 4 years.

Whenever I had a question regarding the Thompson sitePSD, Lewie was the man to call. His willingness to help & knowledge of his work area made my job easier more than once. He always went above & beyond what was asked of him and we were all blessed to have him for a coworker.

Lewie always had a welcoming smile & everytime I pass the Thompson site I will remember Lewie fondly.

God bless your family & I pray you will find peace knowing you'll all be together again someday.

Penny Nielsen

Stephen C Warren
Tacoma, WA
Jun 16, 2004

I will never forget Lewie he is a honorable man with never a bad word about anyone.

The nicest person I have ever known he brought sunshine in to everyones life that new him.

I will miss him as will all of us. My condolence to your family from my family.

The Warren's

Arlene Akerman
Des Moines, WA
Jun 16, 2004

To the Busch Family: We do, now and in the future, share in your great loss. May our families stay united in love and friendship until we see him again.

Love, Sven and Arlene

Marla Martin
Okc, OK
Jun 14, 2004

Continued thoughts & prayers for each of the Busch family members.

P.S. Love the "Eskimo Joe" shirt!

Elizabeth Lizama
Federal Way, WA
Jun 13, 2004

Dear Lord, Thank you for blessing me with the opportunty to know the entire Busch family. Uncle Dub was more of an uncle to me than any other. We cross paths with people for a reason....and I'm so glad I crossed paths with Uncle Dub, Auntie Joy, Jennifer, and Matthew. The entire family has always shown me the definition of 'true love', something I never knew before, and for that I am forever grateful. I feel truly blessed to have the entire family in my life. Lord, I know you will welcome Uncle Dub with open arms as he was the most loving man I know, something I TRULY admired. Uncle Dub will always have his loving hands resting on the shoulders of his family and will always be with them in spirit as you do Lord. We will continue to celebrate Uncle Dub's life and remember the memories he left behind in order to ease our heartaches. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Busch family and all of their close family and friends. I love you Lord, and please tell Uncle Dub I love him so much...more than he'll ever know. Love Liz ~ Amen

Mark & Terri Zillmer
Kent, WA
Jun 11, 2004

Dear Mrs. Busch & Family,

We are so very sorry for your loss. Mark knew lewie through his friend Brian Bashaw at Boeing. Mark drops Terri off at the Thompson Site, where Lewie worked, every morning. More often than not Lewie would be there. We looked forward to his cheerful "Hello" and wonderful smile. He will be forever missed. So many kind and wonderful words have been said about him in his life and in his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Mark & Terri Zillmer

John Hilburn
Burien, WA
Jun 18, 2004

Lewie was a great co-worker and a great friend.We shared many stories about how good we had it at home and at work.Lewie valued life and it showed every day,truly an inspiration to us all.

While I was gathering up all of Lewie's things here at work,I was going over all the good times we had here when I realized Lewie's not really gone,he is just in the next room.We miss you man.John

Ron Reed
Gig Harbor, USA
Jun 18, 2004

Working out of the same building at Boeing,Louie and I had coffee and conversation nearly every work day morning and we became great friends.My family got to know Louie through his many good deeds.Louie once delivered his extension ladder to my house to help rescue the family cat that was stuck in a tree.He also took time out of his busy schedule to repair my fireplace and refused any offers of appreciation saying he didn't want or expect to be rewarded for his good deeds.I laughed when during one of our conversations Louie told me what a lucky man he was.He said "I have a wonderful wife,two great kids and a perfect dog!" Louie was blessed and he knew it but what he may not have known is that I was blessed for having him as my friend.

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