Gustave C. Reuble

Gustave C. “Gus” Reuble, 95, a lifetime Coupeville resident, died June 22, 2003, at Careage of Whidbey.

He was born Jan. 17, 1908, in Coupeville in the old Fort Casey Lighthouse to Gustave Reuble and Regina Oexle Reuble. His father had been the blacksmith at Fort Casey during World War I. He graduated from Coupeville High School. He was a farmer in Coupeville for many years.

He married Marie Tesch on Oct. 19, 1932. She preceded him in death on Sept. 10, 1975. He married Betty Park Mayer on July 25, 1976. He was a member of the Oak Harbor Seventh-Day Adventist Church, having been baptized on April 10, 1935, in Cranberry Lake. He had a passion for horses.

Mr. Reuble is survived by his wife, Betty, at home; sons Ray Reuble and his wife, Dora, of Burlington, Karl Reuble and his wife, Sandy, of Oak Harbor and Jerry Reuble of Ellensburg; stepchildren Beverly Read and her husband, Glen, and Marcia Dunham and her husband, Bill, all of Portland, Ore., and Jerry Mayer and his wife, Linda, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Reuble of Mount Vernon and Tom Reuble of Blaine; a sister, Millie Gorski of Redmond; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his first wife Marie, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary; a brother, Lawrence; and his parents.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Burley Funeral Chapel, with the Revs. Joe Barnes and Kim Berg co-officiating. Private inurnment will take place at Sunnyside Cemetery.

Arrangements and cremation are under direction of Burley Funeral Chapel.