WHON, Texas – Mrs. Gertrude “Trudi” Rutherford, 77, passed from this life Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at her residence. Trudi was born Aug. 7, 1935, in Concord, N.H., to Henry S. Sylvain and Eliza Thibodeau.
She graduated high school and attended college before working as an operator, then a clerk for the phone company. She married Thomas Ray Rutherford in Concord, N.H., Oct. 15, 1981, they moved to Coleman County in 1995, and she loved being a part of the family at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Survivors include husband, Thomas Rutherford of Whon, Texas; children, Lauri and Jim Lovejoy of Bakersfield, Calif., Anthony and Liz York of Veazie, Eric York of Brewer, Mary York of Livermore Falls, Celeste York of Newington, N.H., Jill and Herry Richos of Concord, N.H., Doreen and Skip Astbury of Chichester, N.H., Heidi and Dennis Lommen of Louden, N.H., Steven Rutherford of Chichester, N.H., Diane and Doug Beattie of Battle Ground, Wash., and Jo Ann and Jim Abildgaard of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; sisters, Rena Tardiff of Winslow and Leta Ryder of Searsport; brother, Robert Sylvain of North Hampton, N.H.; 21 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and numerous friends.
Family only visitation will be held 4-6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, with public visitation 6-7 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, Coleman, Texas, and 7 p.m. Rosary in the funeral home chapel. A funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Romanus Akamike officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at Whon Cemetery. To sign the online condolences, go to www.tomgwalkerfuneralhome.com.