Betty Brubaker, 91 formerly of Merritt Island/Viera passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 29. Betty was born in 1929 to Vollie and Erma Housman in rural Miami, OK. She was a member of the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma. She graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1947 and married her first husband, Ronald Dry in 1949. They moved to Brevard County in 1966 where Ron was Brevard’s Exxon distributor. After Ron’s retirement, they enjoyed traveling around the US and Canada in their motorhome. After an extended illness Ron passed away in 1996. In 2002 she married Joseph D. Brubaker Jr. CDR USN (RET) and moved to IRCC.
She is survived by her husband, her daughter Pamela Dry of Ponte Vedra Beach and son Durwood Dry (Ronda) of Ocala. Stepchildren include Carole (Ken) Van Holbeck, John (Cindylu) Brubaker, Joseph D. Brubaker III, David (Dawn) Brubaker and Joanne (David) Batchelor. Her sisters, Wanda Loehr and Mary (Wayne) Draper will truly miss her. She will also be missed by her 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Betty was an active member of the Cocoa Presbyterian Church Martha’s Circle and enjoyed joining her husband delivering Meals on Wheels. She was loved by all who knew her. She had strong political convictions, loved the American flag and was a true American Patriot.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cocoa Presbyterian Church, 1404 Dixon Blvd. Cocoa, Florida 32922.
A Celebration of Life will be held at her church at a later date. After the first of the year, her ashes will be interred at the Ottawa Cemetery, Miami, Oklahoma following a Native American Service in the Tribal Center.
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Cocoa Presbyterian Church
1404 Dixon Blvd., Cocoa FL 32922