D. Edwin “Ed” Brush
D. Edwin “Ed” Brush was taken from us in a peaceful setting at his home with family and friends where he succumbed to be free again on April 19, 2015. Our precious husband, father, grandfather and friend was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Edna, sisters, Dot, Opal, Maude, Fern and Betty Lou and his brothers, Ozzie and Daniel Brush. He is survived by his wife of sixty plus years, Regina, children, Wes (Liz) and Arleen Johnson, grandchildren, Alyse (Jeff) Jenkins, Serena (Scott) Zamora, Adam, and Gina (Dan) Stammers, great grandchildren, Sawyer and Finn Jenkins, sisters Edith (Julian) Marcuerquiaga and Clementine (Carl) Johnson and nieces, Jewel (Don) Tienharra, Rhonda (Tex) Martin, Estella, Jane, and Lola Brown and their families. Ed’s passion was flying his airplane. His joy was ditch-riding, running irrigation water for thirty two-years, helping his farmer friends, working for TCID and ending his career with the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District as a member of the board of directors representing Fernley and the surrounding communities. Ed was a volunteer fireman for thirty-eight years and helped to support the department by selling tickets to the annual Fireman’s Ball. Ed was a born Samaritan-his way of life. Our family is grateful to Sophie Schade, caregiver and friend, for her unselfish and dedicated service to our beloved Ed. A special thanks to Dr. Connie and Bob Knoll for their support, friendship and medical assistance. The St. Mary’s Hospice Team were very comforting during his final hours. A celebration of Ed’s life will be held in the Fernley Fire Station at 11:00 AM on May 16, 2015 and in Paradise Valley at the Lodge Hall on May 17, 2015 at 12:00 Noon. Remembrances may be sent to the Fernley Fire Department, 165 East Main, Fernley, Nevada 89408 or the Paradise Fire Department, Paradise Valley, Nevada 89426. The address for the family is P. O. Box 178 Fernley, Nevada 89408. Arrangements by Smith Family Funeral Home and Crematory, Fallon, 423-2255.