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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. â€śBusterâ€ť 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. â€śBusterâ€ť 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