Rubalee Bookout

Rubalee Bookout

September 04, 1927 - June 15, 2020
Laguna Woods California

Rubalee Bookout

September 04, 1927 - June 15, 2020
Laguna Woods California


Rubalee Bookout

Born Ruby Lee Bookout, her name quickly became Rubalee and stayed that way all her life. She was born to Calvin Bookout and Veda Brownfield in Long Beach, California on September 4, 1927. Her older sister by 5 years, Margaret Reid, also preceded her in death.

Rubalee spent her young childhood in Texas and always considered herself a Texan. Her father’s death when she was 12 sent the family back to California, where most of the extended family had since moved. She graduated from high school and business college in Long Beach, then began a lifelong career as a secretary. She worked for several movie studios and later became a legal secretary until the age of 74. A hard worker, lifelong learner, independent and known for her sparkly attire, beauty and signature matching sparkly earrings! She had a generous heart for her companion dogs and anyone who was needy. She had a first marriage in 1949 for 15 years to Ben Cuny, then later in life she married Murray Ohren, widowed 5 years later. She is survived by a great niece, Jennifer Keck, cousins Christine Ramirez and Jackie Yepez, and many other cousins. She passed peacefully June 15, 2020, after several months of declining health. Christine was with her as she passed into the waiting arms of Jesus!


Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: June 25, 2020 (10:00 AM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: June 25, 2020 (12:00 PM)
  • Venue: El Toro Memorial Park
  • Location: 25751 Trabuco Road Lake Forest, CA 92630 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 951-9102

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1 responses to Rubalee Bookout

  1. Paul Thomas says:

    Rubalee was my mother’s best friend. My mom was Marianne Sullivan who lived in San Clemente. She loved Rubalee who always went by to see her and go out and do fun things with her. I know Rubalee added SO MUCH JOY to my mom’s life and for that I am forever grateful to Rubalee. I am sad to see that she has passed but I do believe she and my mother are now once again having a ton of heavenly fun together. I love you Rubalee – say hi to my mom for me okay.

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