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Ruby Rinehart

September 16, 1944 — August 31, 2021

Ruby Rinehart was a one-of-a-kind, beautiful lady who had a loving and kind soul. She was a caring wife, a wonderful mother, a proud grandmother and great-grandmother, and an amazing sister, daughter, and friend. She left this world and gained her Heavenly Wings on August 31, 2021, at the age of 76. She is survived by her loving husband and love of her life, Larry Joe Rinehart; her three daughters, Debbie (John) Turney, Julie Rossignol (David Allen), and Vicki (Chris) Lowery; six grandchildren, Amber Turney, Justin (Danielle) Turney, Jacob (Lauren) Rossignol, James (Dana) Lowery, Shane Lowery, and Katie Lowery; and four great-grandbabies, Colton Turney, Evelyn Turney, Jaylee Rossignol, and Jaxon Lowery. She is also survived by her brother Sammy Martinez, and sisters Rebecca Robertson and Ophelia Troup. Ruby was born to Antonia and Guadalupe Martinez on September 16, 1944, in Baird, Texas, and was the fourth child of seven siblings. Those who preceded her in death were her parents, Guadalupe and Antonia Martinez; her brothers, Elias and Manuel Martinez; and her sister, Sarah Wilder.

In the small town of Baird, she had many relatives nearby and was very close to them. Being a close family was always meaningful to her, and she was the heart within her own family later in years. When she was old enough, she worked in the nearby city of Abilene, but it was in Baird that she met her true love, Larry Joe, in 1965 as he worked building the highway on a job that brought him to town. Joe swept her off her feet, and they were married within a couple months on April 11, 1965, and were inseparable from then on. They moved to Jeffersonville, Ohio, near Joe's family, and had their first daughter, Debra Ann (Debbie).

In August 1968, they made the decision to move out to Phoenix for better work opportunities and it's there that they made their home. They had two more daughters, Julie Diane & Vicki Denise (Missy), and watched them grow up. Ruby enjoyed making their clothes, celebrating all family events, and enjoyed all her grandchildren and great-grandbabies. They were the joys in her life and she loved watching them grow. She greatly enjoyed sharing videos and news about all the grandchildren and great-grandbabies with anyone who would listen. Ruby and Joe passed down the strong family values to their children and grandchildren and had frequent family gatherings including all holidays, birthdays, and many wonderful camping trips.

After retirement, Ruby and Joe would spend summers away in neighboring states enjoying their camper and the beautiful scenery. She would often write or call home to her three girls telling them all about their adventures and where to meet them. She greatly enjoyed Genealogy and researching Joe's family history and sewing projects with daughter Julie; crafting, shopping at the antique mall, and collecting Victorian ornaments with daughter Missy; and she loved her phone calls and Facetime with daughter Debbie and grandchildren who live in Nevada. She was always so proud of her three girls and loved to brag about each of them. She enjoyed Christmas the most and would shop for the season all year around. She enjoyed get-togethers with a well-dressed table setting, she enjoyed making others happy, and she loved to hear what was going on with each of her girls and all the kids.

There are no words to describe our loss of such a wonderful person. She will be beyond missed and cherished always. Her legacy she left us is to always stay close, to enjoy family the most, to always be there for one another, and to enjoy all our adventures.

"I miss you already, babe." ~ Your loving husband, Larry Joe

"We miss you so much, mom." ~ Your three daughters, Debbie, Julie, and Vicki

A Graveside Service will be held for family and close friends at Wickenburg Cemetery, graveside, on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.


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