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Rita Joan Brubaker

May 16, 1952 - Nov 6, 2012

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Rita your life lit the way for so many souls. Thankyou for serving the Lord as you did, & continue to do. You knew first hand how much "People Need The Lord." See you later on the flip side Dear loving Angel of the Lord. :) Always In His undying love forevermore. ~

Dawn, I'm so sorry that you lost your mom, though she is with the Lord, she will so much be missed by us all. I just learned today Oct.4,2013,of your loss. Ive never had a computer yet&I don't get a newspaper or have a TV working for a year ½. All your numbers were changed since I last spoke with Rita. I didn't get the exact address of her place on 112th St. I called Collens number also, I just have been trying to find her place so my husband & I could come visit her & you. I wish...

I worked with Rita at Thompson. I so enjoyed her sweet personality and admired her dedication to students. It is comforting to know that she rests now with Jesus, free of illness and at peace in Heaven.

Rita will be missed more then we know. She was a wonderful mentor for me. I loved her faith in God. Now that she is with God, she will always be watching over her friends and family. So sorry Dawn and family for your loss. You are in my prayers.

I am sorry for your loss, you and the family and all the close friends are in my thoughts and prayers and within my heart. Rita was a beautiful woman. very lovely lady, and she will be greatly missed but she will be watching over you all!

As a virtually new teacher Rita inspired me in many ways that she never knew. One example of this is seeing the growth in her students, how much they loved Ms. Brubaker their motivation to learn and make her proud. Many times when kids are inspired… someone somewhere was a catalyst in creating that drive. Although I didn't know her as well as I would have liked to, she will forever live in my heart as someone who I could never forget.

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rita you will be missed.i was blessed to have you in my life you loved me conditionalyou gave me support and you belived in me and motivate me to be a better person in my younger days i remember spending the night with you and dawn and making homemade pizza and giving you a foot rubs O how you loved those foot rubs rita thank you for changing my younger days and making me into the women iam today i love you

I was so very saddened by the news that Rita died last week. I know words cannot really help you right now, but please know how very much I care and feel for you in your loss. Rita was such a caring and talented person and she truly touched so many lives. I was blessed to work with her for so many years at Thompson. Her sincere love of the students she worked with encouraged them to achieve more, and inspired the rest of us to work harder to support them. My love and support will always be...

Aunt Rita, I can honestly say that you have positively affected my life. You showed me the value of intelligence when times were dark, how the power of thought can motivate one to action. You kindness is awesome. I will always remember the stories you told my siblings and I as children, they were inspiring. I will always remember everything that I have ever known about you, and I will try to pass that on. My son will hear of you, and I will bring him to know you as best I can Aunt Rita. I...


Rita's Obituary

Rita Joan Brubaker born May 16, 1952 in Port Angeles, Washington passed away November 6, 2012 at her residence in Tacoma.Rita was a member of Trinity Church of Tacoma and was an elementary school teacher who loved kids and they loved her. She was a very good seamstress, enjoyed reading mysteries...

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