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Obituary for Ruben Gene Junes

Ruben Gene Junes, 78, of Lewiston, died Friday, April 21, 2023, after a battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS).

He was born Aug. 19, 1944, to Eugene Antilla and Elma Lein in Menahga, Minn.

Rube graduated as valedictorian from Grangeville High School and then attended the University of Idaho. He worked for many years as a CPA, but eventually returned to UI to obtain his law degree and practiced successfully in both Seattle and Lewiston.

He married Fay Bunting, of Grangeville, and they had two children, Eric and Amie.

Rube enjoyed fishing and working the land around his cabin, but seemed happiest when he was on a sailboat. He competed in many open ocean yacht races, and sailed and made friends all over the world.

He requested no service and asked that his ashes be spread in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.