Rubin, Camilla D.

April 30, 1919 - September 14, 2013

I selected this picture of my mother, Camilla Pruitt Rubin, taken by my father, Victor Rubin, when they were both young, very much in love, with their entire lives ahead of them.  this is how I remember my mother and hope others do also.

My mother was a rarity for her times, an educated professional woman.  Camilla followed the footsteps of her own mother, Rosabelle Pruitt, and had a long career as a school teacher.  She taught second grade in Lone Grove, Oklahoma for nine years before coming to Texas.  She then taught first grade at Casa View, a D.I.S.D. school for 29 years. She provided a quality education for each student and was often remembered fondly by past students.

In her retirement, Camilla’s greatest joy was her three grandsons, Patrick Cary Murray, Andrew Reuben Murray and Timothy John Murray. She was much loved and will be greatly missed.  I also want to thank her twin nephews, Clinton Risner and Thomas Risner, both of whom were a great comfort and support for Camilla, especially in her declining years.

She is survived  by her loving daughter Marsh Rubin Murray, Three grandsons, and numerous nieces and nephews.

“To teach is to touch the future” Donations may be made to Vogel Alcove which provides a safe nurturing preschool experience for children of the homeless.

Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238


17 replies on “Rubin, Camilla D.”

Pat and Tony Wilbanks says:

Marsha, you dignified your mother and celebrated her life in a loving and sweet way. May she rest in peace.

Clinton says:

Aunt Mill, You were a second mother I cherish and loved immeasurably. I will miss you with all my heart. Condolences to Marsha and the Murray family.

Mary Claire Welch says:

Camilla Rubin was a good and faithful member of Eta Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was a treasured member. We wish her family our condolences.

Marcella Whitson Smith says:

Aunt Camilla you are my last Aunt to pass from this earth. You were always fun to be around and I loved to hear you tell stories of your students. I loved you and will miss you.

quieta whitson tyler says:

Aunt Camilla your passing has signified the last of the Pruitt daughters of a pioneer family. I admired your energy,vitality,& all your stories of your world travels.Your were my favorite aunt,and so much fun to be around and all your love for your little daugher&I looked forward to my summers at your house when I was young taking care of Marsha.Love you;I will miss you.

Johnnie Hendricks says:

Marsha I am the sister in law of Hazel Hendricks West who was a fried of your Moms from college days in Durant.You have visited our homes when you were small.Hazel had Julia Ann which you might remember.My husband Cecil Lee passed away Dec 3 2012 at age 94.We had lost contact with your Mom since Hazel died in 2002.I have always heard the stories of how much fun she was and how dedicated to her profession.I am sure you will miss her greatly May God bless you and your family.G8

Shelly Hope Smith says:

My sweet Great Aunt, I have thought of you often. Thank you for all your encouraging words during my education experience. You always have a special place in my heart.

Patrick Murray says:


You truly were the sweetest and most loving grandmother my brothers and I could have ever hoped for. We were really lucky in having you involved in our lives on the level you were. A strong woman with an even bigger and stronger heart. Everlasting memories of you shall remain. Thank you for everything Nana. We will always love you.

Linda (Holloway) Caster says:

When we were growing up Aunt Camilla was our only nearby relative and we spent lots of time with her and Vic. I remember they had a dog named YumYum and Vic could make him speak like a person. She and my mother used to talk on the phone for hours. She was a huge part of my childhood and I will always remember her fondly.



Thomas L. Risner says:


My dearest Aunt Mill,

It has been one week today since your transition and I was fortunate to be with you last week.

I will always have fond memories of you, Vic Yum Yum and your life on Thale Drive and Milhoff Drive. It was such a joy to visit you and to share your love which was an exact expression of your mother’s.
I will also be supportive of Marsha’s well being and she will never be alone.

My everlasting love to you,

Joseph Cotropia, M.D. says:

Camilla was an expert, no nonsense and practical grade school teacher who started students out in their educational studies on the right foot.
Today, there are very few teachers, if any, who are comparable to Camilla.

Marilyn and Bill Boyd says:

Marsha, your Mother had much to proud of. You are her living monument. She must have been a wonderful lady. May she rest in Peace.

Rev. Barbara Marcum says:

Blessings as you walk through this time. I loved reading all the beautiful tributes to her love of family and her amazing abilities as a teacher and one who changed lives. Let me know if we can be of assistance in any way.

Stacy A Smith-Sullivan says:

My memories of My Grandmother Rosella and her two sisters Camilla and Cozett visiting on “B” in Ardmore seems not that long ago. Three Sisters, different in their right and so alike. It certainly left an impression of family love that continues, among the next generation. Three great Pruitt women – gone but never forgotten. Love to all!

Evelyn Hamilton says:

The members of Eta Zeta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International were saddened by the news of the death of our member Camilla Rubin. We will keep her family in our thoughts and prayers.

Danl Marlow says:

Ms. Rubin was my 1st grade teacher at Casa View Elementary in 1966. A sweet lady I remember fondly. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

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