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Rheba Cauble

July 12, 2012

Rheba Cauble, 92, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Derrick Looney, pastor of Spring Creek Fellowship, officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

She was born near St. Varain, N.M., on March 9, 1920, in a dugout. Her parents were Mary and Caroline Grissam. They moved to Elbow, where they owned the filling station and a grocery store. She first attended Elbow Elementary and graduated from Forsan High School in 1938. She played basketball and softball.

She married J.P. “Buster” Cauble Jr. on Aug. 11, 1940, in Big Spring. They spent 45 years on the Tom Good Ranch raising chickens, turkeys and milking cows. She was a seamstress and made most of their clothes. She would also cook for the cowboys. She had a very good sense of humor and would always make us laugh.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.P. “Buster” Cauble, who passed away June 26, 2003. They were together for 61 years. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Charlene McKinnon; and two brothers, Thurlo Grissam and Dr. Garner Grissam, DVM.

She is survived by her daughter, Jeannine Johnson; one granddaughter, Michelle Johnson; three great-grandchildren, Britney Friddle, Steven Johnson and Shelbie Hudgins; two great-great-grandchildren, Draven Johnson and Abigail Friddle; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respect online at www.myersandsmith.com

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