Beatrice Annette Rubes passed away on May 5, 2023, in Yukon, OK at the age of 80. Beatrice was born to parents Gus A. and Anna M. Marquardt on September 7, 1942, at the El Reno Sanitarium Hospital in El Reno, OK. Growing up on the family farm of 18-20 acres, she learned to appreciate the beauty of nature and learned the lesson of dedication and hard work. Beatrice attended school in the El Reno area, along with her brother Jason, and graduated in 1960 from El Reno High School. A year spent at Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasaw, OK prepared Beatrice for a successful career as a secretary at the Kingwood Oil Company, Yukon Flour Mill, Weaver-Stevener Law Office, Choosey Beggar, and Oneok Drilling.
Beatrice's devotion to God was evident throughout her entire life. She was baptized at the age of 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church where she later married Edward D. Rubes on October 21, 1961. They started attending Heaston Church in the 1970's, where Beatrice served as the President of the Heaston Women's Ministry Board for a time.
Beatrice and Edward proudly welcomed their children, Debra in 1965 and Mark in 1967, and she stayed home to raise them in the El Reno area. Beatrice's heart of humble servant hood instilled a love of caregiving in both her children, and they have continued her legacy by serving others in the healthcare industry. Beatrice's beautiful gardens were well known and appreciated. She was always cooking one of her special recipes for her family and found joy in being the number one Grandma!
Beatrice will be missed by all who knew her and loved her dearly.
Beatrice Annette Rubes is preceded in death by her beloved husband Edward Rubes, parents Gus and Anna Marquardt, aunt Merle Kostiuk, and uncle Walter Kostiuk. Those who await to see her again include her children Debra and Lance Brown, and Mark and Lori Rubes; grandchildren Kassidy Rubes, Braden and Taylor Brown, Bryce and Brennley Brown; brother Jason and wife Treva Marquardt; aunt Vera Harris; nieces and nephews Julie and Perry Owens, Jamie and Richard Gulickson, Tamie and Clay McManaman; cousins Gerald and Michele Reust, Jesse and Haley Reust, Matthew and Dayna Reust, Connie and Bob Grossman, Linda Harris, Steven and Jeri Harris, Phyllis Harris-Wiegers, along with many other extended family members and close friends.
The life of Beatrice Rubes will be remembered with a visitation on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Ingram, Smith & Turner Mortuary. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 10:00 AM at the Covenant Community Church in Yukon, OK with burial to follow at the Yukon Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Ingram, Smith and Turner Mortuary in Yukon, OK.
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