Gertrude Fountain Rubert, 96, passed away on Oct. 19, 2013, in Spokane, Wash. at Fairview Assisted Living due to complications of a hip fracture. Gertie was born on Nov. 16, 1916, to Gus and Jessie Bell Fountain at the homestead near Wauconda, Wash.
She attended the Bell and Wauconda Schools through eighth grade. She married Claude Rubert on Sept. 24, 1938, at Omak, Wash. He preceded her in death on April 17, 1989.
Gertie spent most of her life on the farm on Hwy 20, they moved to Tonasket area in 1960, and in February of 2013, she moved to Fairview in Spokane. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and her beloved mountains. She belonged to various organizations throughout her life, worked on the election board for many years, in apple sheds, and the school cafeteria. Gertie was a devoted wife, mother, and friend. She leaves many nieces and nephews as well as special friends with fond memories of her life.
Gertie is survived by her children, Virginia Cook, Lawrence (Pam) Rubert, Allen (Mary) Rubert, and Ellen (Dave) Lang; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and two great- great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, one sister, one grandson, and one great-granddaughter.
A memorial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Bergh Funeral Home in Oroville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fairview Assisted Living, 1617 N. Calispel, Spokane, WA 99205 or the charity of your choice.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket is in care of arrangements.