Celebration of Life for Rep. Nancy Rust to be held Aug 12

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Rep. Nancy Rust
Photo courtesy Access WA
Nancy Shuttleworth Rust 1928-2018

A celebration of life for former Shoreline resident and long-time state representative Nancy Rust will be held on August 12 from 3:00-5:00pm at Horizon House at 900 University St. in Seattle (off-street parking available at the corner of University St and 9th Avenue).

Nancy was 89 and died at Horizon House retirement community after a brief illness.

"Nancy served as a member of Washington State's House of Representatives from 1981-1996, having begun a life of political activism by joining the League of Women Voters in the mid-1950s. As a member of the League, Nancy worked on voter registration campaigns, numerous ballot initiatives, tax reform, and the Equal Rights Amendment.

"From her sixty-some years of community service, she will be most remembered for her work on environmental issues. She chaired the House Environmental Affairs Committee from 1983-1994, during which time she oversaw legislation regarding hazardous waste management, shorelines management, growth management, and legislation to prevent oil spills on Puget Sound."

A hiker and outdoorsperson, she was a skier, biker -- and an avid knitter, creating clothing items for Afghans for Afghans.

Mother of six children, (see previous article about two of them) Nancy and her husband Dr. Richard Rust had celebrated their 69th anniversary on June 11.

Full obituary from The Seattle Times


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