Gillies Funeral Chapel


Doris Maye Rohwer Trush

Doris Maye Rohwer Trush

March 21, 1927  ~  January 1, 2013

Viewing: Friday from 6 to 8 pm. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT and on Saturday from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at the Brigham City3rd/15th Ward, 205 North 200 West.

Funeral services: Saturday, January 5, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the Brigham City 3rd/15th Ward, 205 North 200 West

Burial: Brigham City Cemetery

BRIGHAM CITY: Doris Maye Rohwer Trush, 85, died peacefully 1 Jan 2013 surrounded by her family. Doris was born 21 March 1927 to Annie Luella Wise and Emile Alvero Rohwer in Brigham City, UT. She was the oldest of 10 children. Doris was a life-long resident of Brigham City. She attended Brigham City schools and achieved her high school graduation in 1976. Doris married George Gerald Slaugh, May 1943. They were later divorced. She later married John Anthony Trush, Jun 1950. He died Nov 1974. She had a special relationship with Ivan Nelson, also deceased. Doris worked for American Sportswear before becoming a pastry chef at Intermountain Indian School. She also worked for many years at Tropical Café and Jessie’s Café in Perry. She was an excellent pie baker. She was the kitchen supervisor at Pioneer Care Center for many years and later worked for USU Extension Service as a home economist before finally retiring in 1992. Doris was known for her cooking and baking skills. She was a homemaking judge for various county fairs in Utah. Some of Doris’s hobbies included: crocheting, knitting, tatting, and collecting recipes and cookbooks. She was an accomplished seamstress. She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and Ladies Auxiliary VFW. She also was a past member of the Brigham City Ladies Civic Club. For many years, she wrote a column for the Box Elder News and Journal for the Brigham City Senior Center. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She is survived by her children: Linda J. Kay (Arlin, deceased), Michael (Susan) Trush, Michelle Trush, and the Norm and Willie Nelson family. She had 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Her sisters and brother are: Larene North, Nancy (Virgil) Hunsaker, Bert (Eva) Rohwer, Olive Colleen Absher, and Alberta Worthington. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings: Dean, Ralph, Allen and Barbara Kraus. The family would like to thank Pioneer Care Center and Bristol Hospice for the special care provided to our Mother. Funeral services will be held at the Brigham City 3rd/15th Ward, 205 North 200 West on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. A viewing will be held at Friday from 6 to 8 pm. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT and on Saturday from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.

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 Elsa & I are deeply saddened at the loss of Doris.  Our thoughts are with you all.

Rochelle and Elsa Halling


Michelle & family ~ Our hearts and thoughts go out to you at this time.

LuAnn & Paul Child


Michelle and Family, Sorry to read that your mother passed. What an amazing mom and what a journey and successful life she lived. You will be left with many wonderful memories and what skills she handed down to you and your family. Thinking of you at this sad time. God Bless you,

Pam Wixom


Doris was a fun loving person to work with. I loved visiting with her and just being with her. Doris lived a memorable life.

Eldene Jeppson


Michelle, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. Nobody ever knows what to say when a friend loses a very close loved one. I allways want to step in and take the hurt away, There is no way to really do that. please know that I love yoy and have always appreciated all you have done for me. Know that I am a sister and will pray for you and your family to have help to ease the missing part of it.
Love you



I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Remember when someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

John Ruth


I was lucky enough to get to care for Doris the past few months at Pioneer. She was an amazing woman and I loved spending time with her. She will be greatly missed by all of us. I am a better person for having known her.

Jamie Nielson


Mike,Susie and Trush family,
From our family to yours you have our sincere condolences at this time.

Steven Haramoto





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