Alice Marie Rubis

Alice Marie Rubis

April 23, 1946 – Jan. 30, 2021

Alice Marie Rubis, 74, formally of Gillette, passed peacefully on January 30, 2021, at a hospital in Billings.

Alice was the first-born child of Claude Alvin and Norma Lucene Phelps in Fort Madison, Iowa, on April 23,1946, followed by a younger sister, Shirley Aldridge. Alice and her family resided in Fort Madison until moving to Meeteetse in 1959. 

Upon relocation to Wyoming, she met the love of her life, Dell Rubis, at a dance. A few short years later they were married on April 28, 1962, in Greybull. Following their union, Dell and Alice resided in Manderson, where they were blessed with three children, oldest daughter Chadell Marie, daughter Brandy Lynn and daughter Ivy Jo. 

In 1965 Dell and Alice moved their little family to Gillette, where the family grew, adding two sons, Darin Dwayne and Earl Paul, and completing the family with their youngest daughter, Misty Dawn. They raised their family for many years in Gillette until September of 2014 when Dell and Alice were relocated to Lovell to live with their daughter Chadell and her husband Eric due to heath concerns and medical needs.

Alice was a very active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served various callings such as librarian, historian, genealogy specialist, Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout leader and Primary teacher for many years.

She loved cooking meals for her family and friends. She was a very avid reader of romance stories and histories. Alice enjoyed camping, along with sightseeing, singing karaoke and anything with the color purple. She had a strong passion for shopping. She enjoyed visiting friends and neighbors, always bringing them her smile and outgoing personality.

Alice had many work experiences throughout her life such as being a CNA, pilot car driver, cashier for Alco, assistant manager for Stitch & Sew Sewing Store and in customer relations at Continental Electric, but her favorite job and top propriety was raising her family and being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. 

Alice had such a kind heart. She always had the time to take in various relatives and family friends who had special situations that needed a temporary home. She loved them as family, and they are still considered family to this day.

Alice is survived by her husband, Dell Rubis, of 58 years; daughters Chadell (Eric) Smith of Lovell and Brandy McKee, Ivy Serna and Misty (Scot) Henaghan, all of Gillette; sons Darin Rubis of Central Lake, Mich., and Earl (Wendy) Rubis of Murray, Utah; and sister Shirley Aldridge of Gillette. She was also blessed with 24 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Norma Phelps, half-brothers Harold Phelps and Dale Burdorf, half-sister Margie Mae Stewart, grandson Terry Curry and granddaughter Talisa Smith.

A cremation has taken place. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. at Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell, followed by burial at the Lovell Cemetery.