Henry King Zipf, was a fifth generation Tucsonan, born to Henry George Zipf and Ann Lourie Zipf, and the great grandson of George Pusch for whom Pusch Ridge, Pusch View Lane, Pusch Ridge Golf Course, and Pusch Ridge Christian Academy and so many other areas in Oro Valley are named.  Henry was also a lifetime active member, Board member, and past President of the Oro Valley Historical Society.  He was born on June 15, 1956, and he died on May 7, 2023.  In honor of him, on his birthday this year, the Oro Valley Historical Society will hold a commemorative gathering at the Pusch House Museum on the historic Steam Pump Ranch on Oracle Road on June 15 at 10 a.m.   

Henry and his father loved riding horses through the Catalina Mountains, (before it became a state park).  With donations made in Henry’s honor from friends, members of the Society, and family members, the Society has purchased and will dedicate a memorial bench which will sit in front of the Pusch House facing his beloved mountains and his great grandfather’s home.  The Society welcomes all who come to visit the Ranch to enjoy the view from this site which contributed significantly to the early development of the Tucson region.


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