Sherrie Ann Olsen Rubink

1940 ~ 2020


Oct. 27, 2020
4:00 AM
11164 Londonderry Drive, Sandy, UT.

Sherrie Ann Olsen Rubink passed away on October 22, 2020 just two days before her 80th birthday, at her home in Sandy, Utah surrounded by family. Sherrie was born on October 24, 1940 in Grace, Idaho to Phyllis Johnson and Harley George Olsen. She was raised in Grace, Idaho and one of her early accomplishments was being named Miss Caribou County in 1959. She attended Utah State University and received a degree in Elementary Education. It was here that she met her husband and companion for eternity, Duane Maynard Rubink. They were married on August 5, 1960 and were blessed with four children.

Sherrie later received her Master's degree from Arizona State University. She worked for several years as an elementary school teacher both in Arizona and in Utah touching the lives of hundreds of students. She enjoyed gardening, taking care of her home, quilting and spending time with family. She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers for several years. Sherrie was dedicated to genealogy work including serving three family history missions and authoring a book about her paternal grandparents ancestry entitled "George A and Agnes Belle Baird Olsen, Their Legacy and Testimony."

Her beautiful life will forever be remembered and cherished in the lives of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Duane Rubink Jr., Stacey A. Jones, Daren O. Rubink, Dustin S. Rubink, 24 grandchildren (spouses), 3 great grandchildren, son and daughters in law, sister Helen Harris, and brother Fred Olsen.

The funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 11164 Londonderry Drive, Sandy, UT. Internment will take place at the Grace, Idaho Cemetery. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Primary Children's Hospital.

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I am so sorry that Aunt Sherrie has passed on. She was a great lady and she will be missed.

- Jill E Bookwalter

Our love and deepest sympathies Sherri was a wonderful neighbor and friend to us and she will be very much missed.God bless you all wishing you loving memories to comfort your loss. wishing Sherri eternal rest in peaceπŸ™πŸ½

- Kathleen Warren

Sherrie was one of my "bestest" friend. She was amazing in so many ways. Humble, patience, humorous, studious, curious, beautiful inside and out, and I could go on. She really was one of my dearest friends. She understood me, and encourage me without even placing a name on it. She was "just there" to love and support. I will miss her dearly, but so happy she is with her best friend and husband, Duane. Side note to that is Duane made a picture frame out of our old wood from the cabin when my son died. It hangs in our house and I treasure his service. Both of these friends will be missed and adored....from a distance.

- Becky Davies

So sorry to hear of your loss, cousin Sherrie was the one who actually responded to my email when I was searching for my father Floyd E Simons, and brought us together. My ALOHA to all of you at this time ❀️ KaleiπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

- Lucas Kalei Kaaukai

Mrs. Rubink was my 6th grade teacher at Polk school in 1966. She was my favorite teacher ever. I was so sad when she told us she was going β€œback east” with her husband. 6th grade was the only year I loved school. I finally connected with her a few years ago on Facebook. I’m 66 now, and she’s still one of my favorite teachers ever. She will be missed.

- Marilee (Caldwell) Alexander

Dear Rubink, Harris and Olsen Families,

We express our sympathy to you at the passing of you mother, grandmother, sister and friend. We hope your memories of a life lived well will help the sorrow. Sherrie was a classy cousin. We spent may happy times at the Olsen farm in Grace exploring the old barn and the garden, especially the gooseberries. We made many trips to Soda springs to get "Hooper Water" to make rootbeer. There were many good times at the Caribou County Fair. Once we even entered as a group of cousins in the parade. I remember watching her be crowned Miss Caribou County. I remember when she and Duane were married. It was a real celebration. I am thankful for her example in doing Family History and encouraging us to be diligent in finding our roots. Thank you for being such a good teacher. Sherrie, you will be missed. God bless you all with peace and love.
Love, cousin Marie Smith Poppleton and family

- Jo Marie and Steven Poppleton

I have a special memory with Sherrie when she was 3 years old. I was lucky enough to be born in her bedroom at the ranch house of Aunt Phyllis and Uncle Harley. Aunt Cora, Phyllis, and my mom had been making down pillows all afternoon. After chores were done, Uncle Raoul Wistisen, Uncle Harley, and my dad, John, joined them for an oyster (cans from the store) soup supper and fun. Then my parents drove into Grace. Mom went into the Lowe Drug Store. While there her water broke. The lady got Dad, then called Dr. Kohler to go to Harley and Phyllis's place. Mom was put on the bed in Sherrie's room with necessary preparations. When Dr. Kohler asked for more pillows, Uncle Harley grabbed a couple, not knowing one had not been sewn up. As I was being delivered, feathers were everywhere, even falling on me. After that episode, every time Sherrie and I played together as youngsters, she would say "You were born in my bedroom. I had lots of feathers." I guess it took some time for all the feathers to be gathered up. My mom was always feeling sorry for "Poor Harley" he didn't know about the one pillow.
Sherrie was a cousin I always looked up to. She was fun to be around. We enjoyed several years in the same 4-H club. We even won a talent contest with her sisters at the Caribou County Fair. Then we got to compete at the Eastern Idaho State Fair. It was great fun.
Sherrie was always fun at everyone's birthday parties. She was a great example to everyone. She coached me through my recent cardiac rehabilitation, which I sincerely appreciated.
I will miss talking to her and seeing her at family reunions.

- Janice Ann Smith Garner

From the Davies family we express our sincere condolences and were honored to attend your funeral, it was a blessing to watch all the kindness and love expressed to you and your family (especially the grand-children) I appreciate the example you showed me of compassion, forgiveness and diligence to make sure you gave service to your fellow man. We will miss seeing you outside working on your yard and visiting about your Subaru that you were so proud of. Love, the Davies family

- Mike Davies