Hotelier Arthur Henry Bush’s daughter, Jeanne Frances Emma Bush, dies at 93

Jeanne Frances Emma Bush is the daughter of renowned Hotelier, Arthur Henry Bush. Jeanne was born on April 20, 1929, in Norwich. Her father was well-known in the Waveney area and gave generously to the Harleston Community.

She was made an MBE for her dedication to helping others. Jeanne not only provided people with information and advice but also supported many others in combating various speech impediments. Her mother’s name was Kate Bush and she has one sibling named Hylda Bush.

Jeanne Frances Emma Bush, a talented performer, dies at age 93

Jeanne Frances Emma Bush died on August 13, 2022, and leaves behind her daughter, son-in-law, grandchildren, cousins, and many friends. Her funeral was held at Waveney Memorial Park and crematorium, Ellough, on September 16. She died at the age of 93.

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Family flowers only, if desired, in memory of Jeanne for The Norfolk Wherry Trust or Avon Cat Rescue may be sent ℅ to Rosedale Funeral Home, Arcadia House, 19 Market place, Halesworth, IP19 8BB.

Jeanne’s Daughter, Diana, words for her Mom

She said: “Mum was always bright and optimistic. She was impulsively generous with time and money towards friends and others in need. Jeanne loved having an audience and she would always have a tale to regale her friends with, some tale of how she’d got in a muddle with something.

She was an animal lover, she has had five Shetland Sheepdogs over the years. And also she was also against animal cruelty.”

Jeanne’s Educational Background

Jeanne went to Warwickshire to study at the Birmingham School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art where she lived with her sister who had remarried an airman from the area and settled there. She was described as a beautiful actress and was tipped by the drama school to be the next Joan Crawford.

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Upon completion of her studies in 1949, she moved to Rosary road, Norwich, and offered elocution lessons while teaching speech and drama at Riddlesworth Hall.

Jeanne’s Marital life

When she returned to Warwickshire to teach drama and public speaking, she met English Teacher Norman Bowker. They would later marry in July,1959, at St.Peter’s, Riddlesworth. The year after meeting Mr.Bowker she was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer and given three months.

She performed a radical surgery and saved her life. After their wedding, the Bowkers set up home in Lancashire before moving to Stratford-upon- Avon. In 1996, they adopted their baby daughter, Diana.

Jeanne’s Honors and Retirement

In 1995, Jeanne was awarded an MBE – “her proudest moment”- for more than two decades of service to the Citizens Advice Bureau, a role that had allowed her to meet Princess Anne as well as help thousands of people in need of advice. She retired in 2001.