Natalie B. Brush


Natalie Bosworth Brush died peacefully on the evening of May 9.

The daughter of Christine and Forrest Bosworth, Natalie was an Island girl who was born on August 25, 1932, on Martha’s Vineyard. She was valedictorian at the Tisbury High School and married David Brush shortly after World War II. After David retired from the military in the late 1960s, they settled in Tampa, Fla., to establish a family.

Her true passion in life was music. Whether it was singing in the church choir, dancing at local band concerts, or singing along to Lawrence Welk, Natalie was always happiest when she was in the groove.

She is survived by her son, Dennis Brush, and his wife, Vicki, and her daughter, Cheryl Cooper, and her husband, Robert. She also leaves her grandchildren, Chris Brush and Bobby Cooper, as well as her great-grandson, Bryan Brush.

Her family will gather in Destin, Fla., to celebrate her life. They will follow her wishes and spread her ashes where she spent her golden years and experienced some of her happiest moments.