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May 28, 2011

Douglas. R. Busby, DDS, Jefferson City Missouri

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BUSBY Dr. Douglas R. Busby Jr., age 59 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at St. Mary's Health Center. Dr. Busby was born on February 21, 1947, in Sacramento, California, the son of Douglas Sr. and Phyllis West Busby. His mother, Phyllis Busby, survives in Jefferson City, Mo. He was married on June 1, 1974, in Warrensburg, Mo., to Judith A. Baile, who survives at the home. Dr. Busby graduated from Minot High School, Minot, North Dakota, and attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He graduated from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Mo. and the University of Missouri at Kansas City Dental School in 1979. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict where he was awarded three bronze stars. For the past 26 years, Dr. Busby has been a dentist in Jefferson City, Mo. He was a member and deacon at the First Presbyterian Church; a past president of the Jefferson City High School Football and Wrestling Booster Clubs; a member of the American Dental Assn.; and a member of the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Busby was an Eagle Scout and was inducted to the Minot High School Hall of Fame as a football player and wrestler and the University of North Dakota Hall of Fame as a football player. Other survivors include: four sons, Douglas R. Busby III and his wife Elisha of Union, Mo., Brian D. Busby of Jefferson City, Mo., Craig R. Busby of Jefferson City, Mo., and Steven A. Busby of Jefferson City, Mo.; two sisters, Candice R. Titus of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Susan Busby of Jefferson City, Mo.; two brothers, James Busby and his wife Dee of Overland Park, Kansas, and William Busby and his wife Marilyn of Lenexa, Kansas; one granddaughter, Grace Catherine Busby; and three nieces and seven nephews. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2006, at the First Presbyterian Church with the Reverend R.W. Beard officiating. A visitation will follow the memorial service in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Jefferson City High School Athletic Funds. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.
Published in the NewsTribune from 6/8/2006 - 6/9/2006.

Mrs. Phyllis W. Busby

age 91 years, of Jefferson City, MO passed away Friday, September 23, 2011, at St. Mary’s Health Center.
Phyllis was born on October 27, 1919, in Sacramento, CA to Dr. Chalmers E. and Ann E. Wolf West. She later graduated from Sacramento High School in 1936 and continued her education at the University of California – Chico, majoring in Home Economics and graduated in 1940.
With a degree in hand, Phyllis became a teacher of Home Economics in Sonora, CA.  In September of 1942, she married longtime suitor, Douglas R. Busby, a marriage that lasted 53 years and ended only in death of Douglas on September 22, 1995.
At the time of their union, Douglas R. Busby was a lieutenant in the Army Air Corps. Through the course of their marriage, Phyllis and five children followed Douglas through 15 states, ranging across the US from Hawaii to New Hampshire. 
After her husband’s retirement from the Air Force, Phyllis and Douglas settled in Warrensburg, MO, and she continued immersing herself in her various passions. This included, volunteering in her community, i.e. Warrensburg Memorial Hospital Thrift Shop, PEO, Rotary International - Paul Harris Fellowship; supporting Missouri Mothers as the chapter President, Float Trips, Bridge Club, friends, and most importantly, family. There wasn’t an event that Phyllis didn’t attend: sporting events, concerts and recitals, graduations, birthdays, pageants, weddings, and the like.
We will remember Phyllis as the epitome of poise, style, and grace. She put her family, community, and country before herself. It is in her memory that we only aspire to emulate her legacy.
Survivors include: daughters, Candace R. Titus of Grand Rapids, MI and Susan C. Busby of Jefferson City, MO; sons, James G. (Laura Dee) Busby of Overland Park, KS and William R. (Marilyn) Busby of Lenexa, KS; daughter-in-law, Judith Busby of Jefferson City, Mo.; ten grandchildren, Eric Titus, Keith Titus, Courtney Titus, and Scott (Michelle) Titus, Angelea Busby and Nicholas Busby, Douglas R. (Elisha) Busby III, Brian (Jennie) Busby, Craig (JoAnn) Busby, and Steve Busby; six great grandchildren, Grace and Jacob Busby, Devin Dirnberger and Olivia Busby, Sophie and Luke Titus; nephew, Chalmers E. West III; niece, Cathy W. Beckstead; special friends, Gaston and Jeanette Dela Torre, DeeDee Flynn; and her dog, Putter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Col. (Ret.) Douglas R. Busby, Sr.; son, Dr. Douglas R. Busby, Jr.; son-in-law, Peter Titus; and her brother, Chalmers E. West, Jr.
Visitation will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 324 Madison Street, Jefferson City, MO from 1:00 until 2:00 pm Saturday, October 1, 2011.
Immediately following the visitation, a funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 pm Saturday, October 1, 2011, at the First Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Dr. Rob Erickson and the Reverend Dr. David Henry officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Jefferson City Animal Shelter or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Col. Douglas R. Busby, Sr.  USAF
December 18, 1918 - September 22, 1995

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