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Alverta Jensen Rucker

Feb. 6, 1927 - Jan. 9, 2023

Date of Service: Jan. 19, 2023

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RUPERT – Alverta Jensen Rucker, age 95, of Rupert, passed away Monday, January 9, 2023, at the home of her daughter, Connie Anderson, in Vancouver, Wash.

Alverta was born in Wellsville, Utah, the last and eighth child of Robert Painter Leatham and Alverta Luella Jensen. Her brothers were Horace Leatham, James Leatham, Linden Leatham, Robert Paul leatham, and Warren Leatham, all are deceased. She had two sisters, Veneta Nielsen and Lavoyle Stenquist also deceased.

Alverta was raised in Wellsville and graduated from high school there. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert Rucker, in the Logan Utah Temple in 1945. They lived in Utah where they had two daughters, Connie Gene, in 1949, and Carol Marie, in 1952. Alverta worked at Bear River Bank. Alverta and Bob moved to Rupert, Idaho, in 1957, to homestead a farm. Alverta worked as a clerk at the USDA-ASC office in Rupert until her retirement. They had a son, Robert Curtiss Rucker, and a successful farm by 1962. Later in life she moved to Burley, Idaho, where she had many friends and enjoyed walking and gardening.

Alverta was preceded in death by two of her children, Carol Marie and Robert Curtiss; and all of her immediate family members and most of her friends. Alverta is survived by her daughter, Connie Anderson; and son-in-law, Jerry Anderson; and a large posterity of ten grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Alverta was a quiet and gentle woman. She was very self reliant, very organized and had a wonderful sense of humor. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 19, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, located at 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, where a visitation will be held from 10 until 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at Rupert Cemetery.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available and maintained at the following link: https://youtu.be/LC7pA94DRdQ.

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From sharon scott:
I will miss you Alverta. Our birthday lunches, movies and the other fun things we did together. I love you. Until we meet again.
From Gail (Stoller) Slage:
Connie and family. I am sorry to hear of your mom's passing but man what a long and wonderful life she had. I loved that woman and can still see her bustling around the kitchen when I used to come and spend the night with Carol. She used to just shake her head when Carol and I would have all our horses spread all over the floor so she had to gently step over them to get from one place to another. I want so much to attend the funeral and talk with you but that day hubby and I have a couple doctor appointments. I'm so sad. Just know I will be thinking of you and praying for you and your family.
From Jolene Taylor:
Connie and Jerry and posterity, we are sorry for your loss. No regrets as you were so wonderful to care for her. Thanks for your example of love and caring. I hope your memories are sweet and you rejoice in the knowledge that you will be together again.
From Eric & Nancy Fonnesbeck:
We're so sorry to hear of Alverta's passing. She was a dedicated volunteer at LDS Family Services, a wonderful neighbor and friend. I will always have happy memories of her.

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