Ana Maria Iturregui Rush

RUSH, Ana Maria Iturregui Ana Maria Iturregui Rush, long-time Dallas resident and retired federal official, died October 31 after an extended bout with cancer. Mrs. Rush, 68, was a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, who became a naturalized American citizen in l973. Her time as an exchange student in New York was followed by a career as a flight attendant for the now defunct Braniff Airways. She worked in the savings and loan business and on the staff of the late Dallas Congressman Jim Collins. Later on she took a position as regional public affairs director for the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) which is now known as Health and Human Services (HHS). Later she became regional (southwest) public affairs director for the U.S. Small Business Administration where she worked until retirement after more than 20 years of civil service. In her retirement years Mrs. Rush spent much of her time as a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), working with abused and neglected children. Mrs. Rush is survived by her husband, William V. Rush Jr., of the home, a sister, Maria Amelia Iannetta, a niece, Andrea Iannetta and a brother-in-law, Julio Iannetta, all of whom live in Madrid, Spain. Funeral services were not announced but the family urged instead donations to the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Ana Maria Rush’s honor.
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