Traci Ann Rush
LITTLETON, Colo. - God needed a very strong angel with an infectious smile so he called Traci Ann (Henricksen) Rush, age 45, home on Thursday, July 31, 2014, after a brave fight with cancer. Funeral services were held Aug. 4, 2014, at West Bowles Community Church in Littleton, Colo. Interment was held Aug. 6, in Armstrong Grove Cemetery, Armstrong, Iowa.
Traci was born Aug. 21, 1968, in Estherville, Iowa, daughter of Jerry and Mary (Hansen) Henricksen. Traci graduated from Armstrong Ringsted High School and then attended National College in Rapid City, S.D. for two years. She worked for a time with Northwest Airlines in Minneapolis, before moving to Colorado. She worked as a travel consultant for a few seasons. Later, she was employed with the Federal Center as an office manager for MK Roofing in Denver. Traci married Mark Rush on Oct. 1, 2011. They enjoyed spending time with their daughters, Maddie and Rachel. Traci shared her smile and amazing spirit with everyone she loved especially family and friends. Traci will be missed by her husband, Mark of Littleton, Colo.; daughters, Madison Pentico and Rachel Rush; her parents, Jerry and Mary Henricksen of Armstrong, Iowa; brother, Terry Henricksen and wife, Gwen of North Mankato, Minn.; niece, MacKenzie Pellin and husband, Brian of Madison, Wis.; mother-in-law, Linda Lauck; brother-in-law, Lloyd (Butch) Lauck of Denver, Colo.; aunts, cousins, and wonderful friends. Traci was preceded in death by her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.