The Billings Outpost

Marie Rukavina

Alzina Marie Rukavina, 93, of Bridger, who enjoyed cooking and crocheting, died June 3, 2013, at Laurel Health and Rehabilitation Center in Laurel.

Born in Red Lodge on May 26, 1920, to Harry and Sofia (Lane) Smith, she attended school in Carbon County. On April 16, 1949, she married Peter J. Rukavina. She had two sons, Gary Saarela and Douglas Rukavina, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was an active member of Bridger Methodist Church.

Survivors include five grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Services were June 7 at Bridger United Methodist Church with burial of ashes in Bridger Cemetery. Dahl Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


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