Although Rushton was born in St. George, her great-grandparents were some of the first settlers of the area, Thomas Dudley Leavitt from Bunkerville and James Hughes from Mesquite.
Sandra lived in Mesquite until she graduated from Virgin Valley High School in 1963. She attended Dixie College in St George, UT and Southern Utah University in Cedar City, UT. They returned to the Virgin Valley about five years ago and now live in Hurricane, UT.
Friends invite the public to the open house to meet and talk with Sandra.