Obituary: Ina Mae (Breckenridge) Rubi
Second-generation Prescott, Ariz., native Ina Mae (Breckenridge) Rubi passed away Monday, July 25, 2011, at her home in Prescott Valley, Ariz., after a long bout with cancer. She was 77 years old. Ina was surrounded by her family at the time of her death.
Ina was born at home on historic Mt. Vernon Street in Prescott on Nov. 23, 1933, the daughter of Elva (Lessard) Breckenridge and Evert "Breck" Breckenridge.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Violet Cornich and Bea Gill, and brothers Joe Burleson and Robert "Bob" Breckenridge.
After graduating from Prescott High School in 1951, Ina worked for Western Union in Flagstaff, Ariz., and Las Vegas, Nev., until marrying Winslow, Ariz., native Fred Rubi in 1954. She retired in 1999 as the executive secretary of the commanding officer of the Salvation Army's western region in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Ina and Fred returned to their beloved Arizona following their retirements.
Ina is survived by her husband of 57 years, Fred Anthony Rubi of Prescott Valley. She is also survived by six children: Sue Feltmann and her husband Larry of Prescott, Tony Rubi and his wife Barbara of Prescott Valley, Mark Rubi and his wife Laura of Boulder, Colo., Michelle Bissonnette and her husband Ray of Lithopolis, Ohio, Lori Williams and her husband Scott of Bellingham, Wash., and Angela Rubi Elliott of Temecula, Calif. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Matt and Katherine Feltmann, Jolene Arnold, Ryan and Michael Rubi, Tricia, Heather and Joshua Rubi, Lanelle (Williams) Gradilla and Jacob Williams. She is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at 6 p.m. and a Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2011, at Heritage Memory Mortuary, 131 Grove Ave. in Prescott.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2011, at St. Germaine Catholic Church, 7997 East Dana Drive in Prescott Valley.
Burial will follow at 12:45 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Mountain View Cemetery, 1051 Willow Creek Road in Prescott.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her honor to Prescott's Sharlot Hall Museum, where Ina's mother was curator for many years. The museum is located at 415 W. Gurley St. The website is sharlot.org.
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