Thomas W. Rush, 39, Tonopah, Nev., died Nov. 24, 2001, in Tonopah.

He was born Sept. 16, 1962, in Crescent City to Tom and Kay Rush.

He grew up in Brookings, but spent most of his adult life in Tonopah. He enjoyed building and driving race cars.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Rush, Victoria, British Columbia; son, Thomas Benjamin Rush, Victoria; stepdaughter, Alana Gaw, Victoria; mother, Kay Shields, Port Angeles, Wash.; sisters, Annette Owens, Andrea Donisl and Holly Huestis, all of Port Angeles; grandmother, Carole Rush, Brookings; special friend, Tammy Brush, Tonopah; aunt, Rose Hopkins, Brookings, and uncle, Gene Rush, Brookings.

Mr. Rush was preceded in death by his father and grandfather.

Litty Funeral Directors, Brookings, is in charge of arrangements. Graveside services will be today (Dec. 1) at 11 a.m. at William J. Ward Memorial Cemetery.