September 20, 1931 - October 20, 2017

Ozella Virginia Rutherford, 86, passed away October 20, 2017, in Medford, Oregon. She was born September 20, 1931, in Weldona, Colorado to Harry and Maggie Rawlings.

She married Gene Rutherford March 31, 1950 in Eugene. They moved to the Rogue Valley in 1956 from Portland. Her husband, Gene preceded her in death in 2001.

Ozella's passions were family, friends, and flower gardening. She loved to give for any occasion or no occasion. She was always there to help celebrate the good times and comfort in the hard times. Her unconditional love will remain always in the hearts of those she touched.

Ozella is survived by her daughters, Jennifer and Jill; sons, Scott and Richter; grandchildren, Avery, Eric, Peter, and Catherine; sister, Hazel and brother-in-law, Fred; sister-in-law, Pat; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Gene she was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Clifford; and sons-in-law, John and Jim.

A service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 4, at Perl Funeral Home in Medford, Ore. Arrangements by Perl Funeral Home and Siskiyou Memorial Park.