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Albertina Clair Rux

04/01/1957 - 03/30/2021
Visitation Date: 04/10/2021
Visitation Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa, Arizona

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.


  • Shannon Farrell

    We would like to pass along our deepest sympathies to the family during this time of loss.

  • SON * Mike Rux Jr

    To my Mommy,

    I miss you will all my heart. You were a great person. I remember when we went to Arkansas to see pastor Murray. We had a ton of fun. We drove through the Ozark mountains together and went deep into the caves of Missouri. That was one of the best times of my life. We were still talking about out our tip together regularly before you left to a better place. I will miss you will all my heart and can not wait to see you again… I AM HEART BROKEN MOMMY…

    After you passed, I got the privilege of reading something your wrote. This is extremely dear to my heart. You writing about me and how I helped you during the hardest time of your life!

    You Writing to Dad:
    “Our Son handled the business like a warrior and kept me safe. Your passing was a huge stress. Mike and I got through. I believe God was assisting us or we may not have made it”.

    Mom, thank you so much for writing this and helping me in life and especially in the hardest time of my life. YOU ARE THE WARRIOR, and I will live with you in my heart forever… I LOVE YOU MOMMY… RIP

    I also was able to see a verse you wrote down and loved:

    Psalms 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

    2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
    3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
    4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
    5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
    6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

    Love Your Son,
    Mike Rux Jr.

  • Darrell Woodhouse


    We were such good friends, as well as Mother-in-Law and Daughter-in-Law. I will miss our lunches at Village Inn every Wednesday for free pie. We had a deep and abiding love for one another, and for Mike Sr. I will miss you.


  • Che Maio Shell

    Love you Tina and I ‘m so sad to now only have you in my heart and memories forever; I will miss you and thank you for being a wonderful sister. much love, Che

  • Paula and Tim Little

    Please accept our deepest condolences for your family’s loss. We only knew her through my father, Norm Frei and know she was a beautiful friend and companion to him. She was taken to soon and will be missed.

  • Thurman & Carol Williamson

    Our sincerest condolences to the family on the passing of this sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • My deepest sympathy to the Rux family and to the Jolley-Shells. Tina was my 1st cousin from Aunt Mary’s side. I live in Nebraska and my mother lois hughes ,Tina’s aunt spent time with her recently in Seattle and said how happy and content Tina was. You cant ask more from life. Again my thoughts and prayers are with you all

  • Amy VanderJack

    To Mike, Jenny, and Rachael, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great lady and I have many fond memories with her and all of you. I’m glad she is now with your dad, though I know you will miss her. My thoughts are with you all and I pray you find peace.

  • Love you Tina and I am so sad You will not be here except in my heart and memories forever. Thank you for being a wonderful sister. You will be missed…much much love, Che

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