Obituary for Ann Marie Budge Bushman

1928 – 2022

Ann Marie Budge Bushman was born on April 28, 1928, in Paris, Idaho. She was the youngest of five children born to Seth and Mary Roberts Budge. Ann passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 4, 2022, in Lehi, Utah from causes incident to age. Ann spent her younger years in the Bear Lake Valley farming and ranching.

During her teen years, the family moved to North Logan to farm. On the farm, she was always on a horse, riding throughout the area. She attended South Cache schools and later Utah State University. It was during this time that she met her future husband, Henry Keith Bushman. He was making ice cream for the Aggie Ice Cream parlor and she was serving it. They were married in the LDS Salt Lake Temple on May 21, 1948. Four children were born to them, John Keith, Nancy Ann, Robert Kent, and Mary Kaye.

Ann and Keith moved to Lehi where Keith taught at Lehi High School and Ann became a homemaker. They also started Bushman Farm & Livestock Co. where she enjoyed working with cattle, driving the tractor, and riding horses.

Ann was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was the ward and stake choir director for many years. She sang in the Relief Society Singing Mother’s choir singing several times in General Conference.

When her youngest daughter was in school, Ann went back to school to earn her bachelor’s degree in education. She would attend part-time for 10 years and finally graduated from Brigham Young University in 1975. She spent the next 20 years in Alpine School District teaching 7th Grade English at American Fork Junior High and Orem Junior High. It was during this time in her life that she and Keith divorced.

After retirement, Ann was involved with several activities. She served at the Lehi Senior Citizens Center and planned many events. She traveled to Europe with friends from her school. She was a member of the Silver Spurs Riding Club and involved with the Arabian Competitive Trail Ride.

Ann loved her grandchildren and never missed a livestock show in which they were participating. She supported the Lehi 4-H/FFA Booster Club and any other activity involving agriculture. She was a member of the Old Main Club at Utah State University.

Many days were spent camping and traveling with her family. She loved fishing, camping and ATV riding with the grandkids. She went all over the state of Utah. She never missed a Christmas tree cutting in the mountains of Idaho.

Ann is survived by her four children, John Keith Bushman (Dixie), Nancy Ann Clark (Carl), Robert Kent, and Mary Kaye Campbell (Kim), 11 grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 31 great-great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held at the Lehi Willow Haven Ward building located at 1993 West 900 North on Friday, April 8 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 9 from 9:30­10:30 a.m. at the same location. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Lehi Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Wing Mortuary.


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