Rubel Muniz (November 18, 1938 – June 21, 2022)

Rubel Muniz (November 18, 1938 – June 21, 2022)

Rubel Muniz (November 18, 1938 - June 21, 2022)

Rubel Muniz Jr. passed away at his home surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 83 on June 21st , 2022, in Rock Springs, Wyoming following a lengthy illness.

Rubel was born in Wheatland, Wy on November 18 th , 1938, to Rubel Muniz Sr and Anastacia Maestas. He grew up in Hanna, Wy and later married the love of his life Rose Muniz (Montoya) on July 20th , 1979.

Rubel served in the United States Navy for 22 years, 20 of those active. He was stationed in Pearl Harbor, San Diego and Okinawa, Japan. He served on the USS Ogden as a Radioman and served through the Vietnam War.

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After retiring from the Navy in 1977, he worked at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins, WY as a Jailer before moving to Rock Springs to work for Jim Bridger Power Plant where he retired a second time after 18 years.

He was a proud member of the VFW and achieved many awards and certifications throughout his life, on of those being his Shellback. Being very proud of the languages he learned overseas; he was always ready to teach what heknew to others.

He really enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, cracking jokes, playing pranks, listening to Spanish music and old school Country music, going to the Senior Center with his Wife, watching old Westerns and Spanish shows, his animals and fixing things. Rubel made neat contraptions.

Rubel was proceeded in death by his Parents, Sister Margie, Brother Levi and Stepson David Martinez.

He is survived by his Wife Rose Muniz, Stepdaughter April Leodes and Husband Nick, Granddaughter Stephanie Luna and Husband Jorge, Granddaughter Adrianne Leodes and Fiancée Jean Paul Barbeau their shared children Zamaya and Gabriel, Brothers; Orlando Muniz and Wife Sukie; Paul Muniz and Wife Georgeanna; and Leroy Muniz all of Rawlins, Wy. Sisters; Leona Sandoval and Husband Mel of Greeley, CO.; Ruby Ream and Husband Chuck of Conrad, MT.; Katie Guam and Husband Tony of Sun City West of Az.; Angie McKnight and Husband Terry of Okmulgee, OK.

“As the morning breaks, the sun shines and I am at rest, do not
cry for me for in this life I lived my best”
-A. L-B