Rites set for Busch

  • Shirley Busch
    Shirley Busch

Shirley Busch, 84, of Perryton, died July 8, 2020.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Perryton Church of Christ. The family asks guests to wear turquoise in her memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

She was born Oct. 19, 1935 in Forgan, OK and married Jacob Emanuel Busch on July 21, 1956 in Clayton, NM.

She worked for the Perryton Independent School District for many years, and was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Golda Cleo Mills and Harold and Judy Easton; one sister, Marie Combs Williamson; and one brother, Walter Easton.

She is survived by three daughters, Laquita Turner, Colene Stephen and Kathie Rochester; one sister, Dorla Hedgpeth; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Slow-Speed Time Travel

The oldest known time capsule in the United States dates back to 1795 and has been credited to Revolutionary War heroes Samuel Adams and Paul Revere.

It is stashed away in the cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House in Boston. It has been opened twice — once in 1855, when the items inside were documented and cleaned, and some new objects were added, and in 2015, for a brief exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, before the capsule was again reinstalled in its original location.

The capsule contains coins, newspapers, a medal depicting George Washington, and a silver plaque which is believed to have been engraved by Revere.