Albertina Clair Rux was called home Tuesday, March 30, 2021. There to meet her were: her husband of 40 years, Michael Rux Sr., her parents, Mary Shell, Bob Shell, and Bert Jolley, her brother, Joseph Jolley, and her precious grandson Adrian Kerr. Left to carry on the traditions are her children: Michael Rux Jr. (Jessica Rux), Jennifer Rice (James Rice) and Rachael Cota (Jacob Cota). Her Legacy will continue through her 7 grandchildren Jennica and Ryker Rux, Madilyn Nickola, Austin Rice, Zaniyah, Zoey and Jacob Jr. Cota and her beloved companion Norman (Norm) Frei.
Tina was born Albertina Clair Jolley on April 1, 1957 at the Logan County hospital in Sterling, Colorado in the town closest to her family’s wheat farm. Tina’s father, Bert Jolley passed away before she was born. Mary Jolley moved with her four kids: Beth, Joe, Jeff, and Tina to Mesa, AZ in 1960 when Tina was just three years old. Mary then met Bob Shell who had a daughter, Connie. Bob and Mary married, blended families, and had two boys, Todd and Tyler. Tina was a good swimmer at a young age and excelled at the butterfly stroke.
Tina was a proud grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, playing games and doing crafts. She had a deep love for Jesus and enjoyed studying the bible. She was a kind, funny, strong, and outspoken person. She will be dearly missed, so, we will hold onto the very poem she herself wrote:
“Although death brings heartache hard to heal, love and memories no one can steal, In the still tender heart of me resides Christ with love, beauty, and my deepest cry. Yearning for that day of redemption when I awaken like him and know as I am known.”
In honor of her strong love and relationship with Jesus, we remind all that knew her that she loves you all and has returned to the Father.
“To live is Christ to die is gain”
The family will be holding a visitation for Albertina Clair Jolley-Rux at Bunker’s Family Funeral – University Chapel, located at 3529 East University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85213, on Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. with a celebration of her life to follow.