Bangor Daily News Monday August 13, 1990 P.6
BENEDICTA - Theodora Rush, 61, died Aug. 11, 1990 in Millinocket. She was born Dec. 22, 1928, at Silver Ridge, the daughter of William and Nellie (Merrill) Atkinson. She graduated from Sherman High School in 1947. She is suvived by one son, Dennis of Patten; four daughters, Marie Findlater of Debec, Canada, Becky Qualey and Teresa Baker, both of Benedicta, and Laura Fergueson of East Millinocket; two brothers, Merrill Atkinson of Brewer and Fred Atkinson of Silver Ridge; six sisters, Marjorie LeClair of Bangor, Iva goodwin of Silver Ridge, Helen Crooker of Hampden, Lois McAvoy of Benedicta, Beulah Kruger of Kingston, Mass., and Laura Haynes of Lincoln; 12 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Virginia Thornton, Faith Kneeland and Edna Atkinson. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bowers Funeral Home, Sherman, with Jerry Carkins officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the charity of their choice.