Ruthe E. (Wheeler) Jubinville, 83, passed away peacefully on Wed., February 1, 2023 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center.
Ruthe was born in Shelburne on April 23, 1939 the daughter of Leland and Sylvia (Long) Wheeler. She was a graduate of Arms Academy and Greenfield Community College with a degree in nursing.
Ruthe’s career as a registered nurse spanned over 50 years, caring for generations of local families. Her career began as the on-site nurse for the Bear Swamp construction project, moved on to the Farren Memorial Hospital, then the Franklin Medical Center, and most recently Hospice of Franklin County for over 8 years.
Ruthe also served as an ombudsman for a local nursing home, speaking for residents and their families and was a volunteer EMT for the Shelburne Falls Ambulance.
From her home in Shelburne Falls, she owned a ceramic studio where she taught classes and sold some of her creations.
Ruthe and her husband Jerry would often travel throughout the United States attending trade shows associated with Jerry’s plumbing business.
Survivors include 2 sons, Kenny Thompson of Iowa, Bill Jubinville of Shelburne, 2 daughters, Debra Peters and husband Charlie of Millers Falls, Jeanne Jubinville of Texas, grandchildren Shane and Chance Powell, Jeremy Howes, Katy Jubinville, Kendra Thompson, Todd and Robert Corbitt, 2 great grand. Sylvia and Madelyn Powell, brother Spike Wheeler of Colrain, son-in-law Scott Letourneau of Greenfield, and several nieces and nephews.
Ruthe was predeceased by her husband Jerry Jubinville, daughter Dee Letourneau, granddaughter Crystal Powell, and her companion John Kijak.
A Celebration of Ruthe’s Life will take place later in the spring or summer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ruthe’s name can be sent to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.
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