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Betty Smith Bush

Betty Smith Bush

Berlin/Ocean City

Betty Smith Bush, age 81, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Catered Living in Ocean Pines.

Born in Salisbury, raised in South Point and Synepuxent, she was the daughter of Mack and Elise Smith.

She is survived by her husband, Lewis Bush; and children, James Hudson and his wife, Janis, of Friendship, Kevin Hudson and fiancée, Lynn Massey, of St. Martin’s Neck, Betty Ann Moyer and her husband, Kenton, and Susan Strickland and her husband, Mike, both of West Ocean City.

She was a devoted grandmother to, Peyton Stant, Jenna Schiller (Kyle) Kasie Urena (Enver), Joshua Moyer and Korie Strickland; and great-grandchildren, Logan, Brock and Amber Stant, Quinton Furbay, Ailyn Urena and Hudson Schiller.

Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

Betty was a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School, and held many diverse positions.

She was a secretary at Stephen Decatur High School, manager of the Ocean City Airport, partner in the banner plane business, (Ocean Ariel Ads), founder of Ocean City’s first “Shade Shack” and owner of “Panache,” an interior design firm.

Her first love though, was her family. She loved traveling with them on many family vacations.

Betty also had many friends in Ocean City where she spent her whole life. She will be missed greatly by all.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at Bethany United Methodist Church in Berlin. Rev. Bill Sterling and Rev Olin Shockley officiated.

A donation in her memory may be made to: Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Maryland 21802; or the Alzheimer’s Association, 909 Progress Circle Salisbury, Maryland 21804.

Letters of condolence may be sent via: Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.