Marilyn Edna Rutherford
March 26, 1932 – August 22, 2020
Marilyn Edna Rutherford was born on March 26, 1932 and passed away on August 22, 2020 and is under the care of Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home.
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Marilyn Edna Rutherford
September 27, 2020
Lori Tan please contact me. I have left my email with dignity Memorial. I wanted to write to you, but I do not have your home address. or other contact information.
I’m so sorry to hear about your mom and dad. The Rutherford family was One of the most important parts of my Younger years.
May they both rest in peace.
September 16, 2020
I’m at Marilyn five years ago when I began working at the casino that she frequented, we hit it off immediately and spoke often. I feel blessed to have been able to take her on her last trip to Michigan, to hear her stories of memorable times in her life, for her to show me Jack’s resting place and to have been the one to bring her there the last time. Our conversations will be deeply missed.
September 15, 2020
Because I only have 2000 words this will only be a beginning
1. Mom was like Martha Stewart in that she took great pride in creating and keeping a beautiful home.
2. Her cooking was out of this world and every night at 6pm there was a delicious meal waiting for us. Even dessert! Her school lunches that she would pack could go down in history as the best ever.
3. Mom survived so many hard things in her life but no matter what she kept on going. I watched her and I learned how to keep going no matter what.
4. She had a terrific sense of humor, she could be sarcastic or silly. Sometimes she would create funny puns and sing silly songs from the sixties. I could make her howl by just telling her a dumb thing I did
5. We would be sitting in church, very serious, and we would both see something that was funny and we would have a lengthy (almost silent) giggle fit. I loved these times when she could be a free little girl without anyone correcting her.
6. What I think about the most is how she taught me to listen to people and not always be the one talking. I try to listen every day the way she did because the world is losing listeners who really care what you have to say. But even if she was with a non listener she would still be their friend and let them do all the talking. If you want to make her smile, listen every chance you get and be genuinely interested. You can change the world with this little act.
7. Mom, there is so much more I want to say, and in my journal I will, I will always be thinking of you until I see you again. Well done, good and faithful servant.