November 2019 Vol. 74 No. 11


In Memoriam

Maretta Faye Tubb, a former Underground Construction contributing editor commonly known as Rita, died Sept. 27 at age 80.

Tubb spent 21 years on the staff of UC sister publications Pipeline & Gas Journal and Pipeline News in the roles of managing editor and executive editor before retiring in 2016. She previously was on the editorial staff of McGraw Hill, where she helped launch Offshore Construction magazine, after serving more than 20 years as managing editor of Ocean Industry.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Tubb; her son, Robert Tubb; and parents Luther and Gladys Thompson. She is survived by her son, James Tubb and his wife, Alice; sisters Betty Birmingham, Tommy Duncan and her husband, Don; grandchildren Scott Tubb, Jason Tubb and his wife, Brandi, and Carrie Thornton; great grandchildren Michael Thornton, Grant Thornton, Cayden Tubb, and Kennedi Tubb; nieces and nephews Debra, Allan, Robert, Linda, Dana, and Michael. 

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