Iva Lee Faulds, 89, of Phoenix, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2016. Iva was born on May 14, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Elsie and Guy Knight. After graduating from Shaw High School, Iva attended Ohio State University and graduated from Germantown Dispensary and Hospital with a nursing degree. Until her retirement in 1988, Iva worked as a registered nurse, including 20 some years in the emergency room at St. Luke’s Hospital. On September 9, 1947, Iva married Malcolm Leon Rush. Two years later, her first son, Malcolm Jeffrey, was born. Several years after the death of her first husband, Iva married John Hanlon Faulds on January 21, 1956. John and Iva celebrated their 60th anniversary this year. They had two children, John Gray and Ann Elizabeth. Iva was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Doris May Howell and Ellen Knight. She is survived by children Malcolm Rush (Janet), John Callan and Ann Callan (Jim). Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.
Iva was a wonderful nurse and friend. We were a family at St. Luke’s ER and it felt like she filled the mother role just as Dr. Jim Bursey filled the father role. I have missed her since the day she retired but was so happy to have seen her recently, as I had another opportunity to tell her again how much she meant to me.
Iva smiling face was always so great to see when we as Xray techs were needed in the ER. She was always on top of everything, and always there to help. Besides being the great nurse she was also a close by neighbor when we lived in Phoenix. Always think of her when I go by St. Luke’s and our old neighborhood.