Nancy Rutherford Obituary

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Nancy Jane Rutherford

December 21, 1929 - March 14, 2013
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It is with great sadness that we share the news of Nancy Jane Rutherford, nee Lane, lifelong Ventura County resident, passed away on March 14, 2013, at the age of 83. She was born December 21, 1929, in Oxnard, to Ralph and Jenny Lane, the second of their four children. Jane spent the vast majority of her life in Ventura, graduating from Ventura High School in 1947, and attending Ventura College. In 1948, she married Charles "Curly" Rutherford. They had 42 years and four children together. Mom's family and friends will remember her for various reasons and her varied interests, including crossword puzzles; the bowling...
It is with great sadness that we share the news of Nancy Jane Rutherford, nee Lane, lifelong Ventura County resident, passed away on March 14, 2013, at the age of 83.

She was born December 21, 1929, in Oxnard, to Ralph and Jenny Lane, the second of their four children. Jane spent the vast majority of her life in Ventura, graduating from Ventura High School in 1947, and attending Ventura College. In 1948, she married Charles "Curly" Rutherford. They had 42 years and four children together.

Mom's family and friends will remember her for various reasons and her varied interests, including crossword puzzles; the bowling leagues and the numerous trophies; trips to Las Vegas and "The River" for that gambling fever fix; NASCAR; watching tennis, golf and UCLA football (especially against Oregon) on TV; her high school reunions and the IBEW get-togethers; the long ago pinochle games and dance parties while living on Pierpont Blvd. and the numerous holiday barbeques at Camp Comfort in the '50s and '60s; trips to Chicago, Hawaii and South Dakota; the cruises to Alaska, Mexico and up the Mississippi River; the road trips to Oregon, Arkansas, Florida, Texas, Utah, and other places near and far. She found a huge amount of fun in these things and in the people with whom she shared them.

Jane's family will especially remember her for the tremendous amount of time and effort she focused on the well-being of her children and their spouses, her grandchildren and their spouses, and the great grandchildren. We all say, "thank you, love you, miss you." "You will forever be a part of us."

Mom is survived by her son, Mike Rutherford and his wife Christy; daughter, Pam Willard; daughter, Linda Velador and her husband Vern; daughter, Susan Johnson and her husband Joe; grandchildren Jennifer Baum, Kelley Barry, Mike Core, Lisa Walker, Todd Willard and Michele Socia; great grandchildren Kadyn Core, Conor Barry, Brandon Willard, Owyn Core and Ethan Walker; longtime companion and travel mate, Bruce Allee of Santa Paula; brother, Richard Lane of Grass Valley; and her cat "Peaches" the source of many of Mom's smiles.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her brother, Ralph Lane, Jr.; and her sister, Maxine Gould.

Visitation will take place Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura.

Services will take place Thursday, March 21, 1:30 P.M. in the Chapel at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Road, Ventura, with The Reverend Dan Hull officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura.

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