Arthur Frank Jubera, 90, of Grants Pass, Ore., passed away Thursday, September 8, 2011, at his home.
Art was born October 9, 1920, in Redlands, Calif. He grew up in Port Hueneme, Calif., where he met and married, Helen Merrill. In July 1942, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was stationed in the South Pacific. He also served in the consolidation of the Solomon Islands and Okinawa Operation. In 1948, he moved his family to Grants Pass, Ore. He worked in Southern Oregon's lumber industry at several local mills retiring in October 1973.
Art enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, sports of all kinds, and especially family gatherings, parties and BBQs, keeping up with family activities. In his later years he enjoyed his big screen TV, recliner, and the remote control.
Art had a special bond with fellow Marine comrades who were true loyal friends for 69 years, Fred Doc Hanson and O.J. Melvin.
Art is survived by his wife of 69 years, Helen Jubera, of Grants Pass, Ore.; four daughters, Patricia Winterbottom and Sandy Chillrud, both of Grants Pass, Ore., Judy Jubera (Ross), of Medford, Ore., and Lisa Brown (Dennis), of Lakeview, Ore.; son, Ron Jubera, of Grants Pass, Ore.; seven grandchildren; three stepgrandsons; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Butch Jubera Jr.; and four grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 17, 2011, at St. Anne Catholic Church. Military honors will be held at Eagle Point National Cemetery at a later date. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements 541-476-4453.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Lovejoy Hospice, 939 SE 8th Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526, in memory of Art Jubera.
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