Obituary -- Nathalie “Ann” Ruiz Rebar Matuska Pullens

  • 2023-01-08, 02:34 PM
  • Rachel Dahl
Obituary -- Nathalie “Ann” Ruiz Rebar Matuska Pullens Ann Pullens

On December 19, 2022, in Fallon, Nevada, Ann Pullens went home to the Lord. Ann was 83 years old.

Ann was born on September 28, 1939, in New Orleans, Louisiana. During her childhood, Ann lived at the Sacred Heart Orphan Asylum (now, Cabrini High School), during the turbulent years of her parent’s marriage. There, she found love and independence through Mother Cabrini, her Patron Saint. Into her adulthood, Ann married her first husband, the love of her life, Fred Rebar. During her second marriage to Stanley Rebar, she traveled across the United States and abroad, learning more about the world. Ann then lived in Hawaii during her third marriage to Ronald E. Matuska. Later, Ann found understanding and ease during her fourth and current marriage to Jerry Pullens and settled in Northern California where she worked as a public middle school teacher in San Francisco, CA. In their retirement, Ann and Jerry enjoyed traveling in their motorhome to visit family and friends, eventually relocating to Fallon, Nevada, where they lived for the remainder of Ann’s life.

Ann is preceded in death by her parents Felix Ruiz (F), Eola Lege Ruiz Mohr (M), and Stepfather John Mohr; her siblings Felix Ruiz, Vincent Ruiz, Ronald Ruiz, Thomas Ruiz, Eola Mohr Rizzuto Boudoin; and her children Frederick Anthony Rebar, Jr. and Stanley Philip Rebar, Jr.

Ann is survived by her husband Jerry Pullens; her children John F.M. Rebar (Shereen), Angela Rebar Roy (Ronald), Ronald E. D. Matuska; her sister Aleasia Mohr Wust (Alan); her grandchildren Brandy Rebar Watford (Steven), Leslie Rebar Smith (Jeffrey), Ryan Roy (Stacy), Jesica Ann Rebar, Emery Matuska, Caleb Rebar, Jacob Rebar, Nina Grace Rebar, Caitlyn Nathalie Matuska, and nine great-grandchildren.

Ann is remembered as a “remarkable woman” for her tenacious spirit and stern yet silly personality -- her laughter was unmistakable. Despite great loss and difficult circumstances, Ann was fierce in her perseverance and always found another way to reach her goals. When Ann walked into a room, you could feel her larger-than-life presence; she always brought joy and love to her family and friends. She enjoyed craft sewing, gardening, baking, and singing along to her favorite country music songs. Her legacy will remain as we mourn her passing. In the words of Ann herself, “Good show, say Bye!”

A special thank you to Highland Village & Highland Manor Skilled Nursing of Fallon, Nevada for providing safety and comfort to Ann in her last years.

In lieu of flowers, if you’d like to make a donation in Ann’s memory, the family recommends the Dementia Society of America.

 

 

 

Rachel Dahl

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Crystal
Crystal 2023-01-08, 06:21 PM
Revelation 21: 3,4
Crystal
Crystal 2023-01-08, 06:15 PM
So sad, I will always treasure the time we spent together & the blankets you made for my daughter and I, also the frogs you gave me. ❤️

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