Mary Carpenter

Rutherford



Mary Carpenter Rutherford, 90, died Tuesday, December 18, 2007, at the Rogue Valley Manor.



She was born, June 30, 1917, in Noxubee County, Miss. She was an RN in the Army during World War II, where she met and married Morrison Rutherford, MD. They lived in Oxnard, Calif., for many years and then retired to Three Rivers, Calif., in 1979, then to Medford in 1998.



She was active in many charitable organizations over the years, enjoyed golf, bridge and traveling. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.



She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Anne Herrald of Denver, Colo., and Katie Rutherford of Grants Pass; and her five grandsons, Nathan, Dana, and Colin Beard, and Tyler and Alexander Herrald.