Lora Jane Bush

Lora Jane Bush passed peacefully on July 2, 2016 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper Wyoming with a steady flow of visitors and her children, mother, brother, and sister by her side. She is survived by her parents Jeff and Wanda Bush of Kimball, NE, her brother Doran S. (Kristina) Bush of Kimball, NE, daughter Ashley (Joshua) Grimm of Denver, CO, son Garrett (Becky) Burbank of Powell, WY, daughter Sarah Irwin of Lander, WY, niece Kallie Bush and nephew Kole Bush of Kimball, NE, and grandchildren Olivia Grimm, Harper Moon Grimm, Nova Burbank, Lincoln Burbank, Isabell Irwin, and Jack Irwin. “Live for yourself and live in vain; live for others, and you will live again” –Bob Marley. Lora lived her life for her children, her grand babies as well as to help others. She was a mother to so many people. Not only would she take in people, but birds and animals too. A caretaker by character. She was a woman that had a way of helping people accept themselves- and helping them understand that 'it' is all part of their journey here on earth. Lora earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Colorado State University and graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 1994 where soon after she put her brilliant mind and heart to work in the service of others. A natural born healer throughout her career she selflessly poured her heart and soul into her work. Her gift to others was truly unique as she helped heal many people mind, body, and spirit. Her most beloved patients were those residing at the Wyoming State School, her last place of employment for the past 6 years. “Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” –Bob Marley. Lora was a rock lover. Nature lover. People lover. A collector of jewelry. She was a woman of spiritual wisdom. She had an absolute passion for life and living it fully. She adored music and dancing. Her garden was dear to her. She was a horse lover and had two of her own, Luna and Buster. If you ever heard Lora say she was going to church, you could find her exploring the mountains. She was known to talk your ears off...literally. There were several front porch gatherings, accompanied with lots of smokes many laughs, and stories for days. She cooked without a recipe book and her creations were delicious! She was a lover of culture, with an affinity for the Native American traditions. Her eyes were the most beautiful piercing blue, her smile was big, bright and inviting, her laughter contagious. Lora loved her truck, pink and camo, her 'blingy' belts, and she always had to have the best cowgirl boots. Though Lora will be missed more than words can describe, her spirit will never fade and we are grateful she no longer has to battle her chronic pain. She’s gone to a better place, where we are sure she is saying “Don’t worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright.” –Bob Marley There will be a Celebration of Life party, Friday July 15th, 2016 at: Museum of the American West