Gertrude Fountain Rubert, age 96, passed away on October 19, 2013 in Spokane, Washington at Fairview Assisted Living due to complications of a hip fracture. Gertie was born on November 16, 1916 to Gus and Jessie Bell Fountain at the homestead near Wauconda, Washington.
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 the Tonasket area in 1960, 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, a sister, a grandson and a great grand-daughter.
A memorial will be held at Bergh Funeral Home in Oroville on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at 11 a.m.
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 in care of arrangements.