Funeral services for Dianne Rutherford, 75, took place Saturday, May 25 at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Bro. Josh Gafford and Bro. Paul Gauntt officiated. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.
A visitation was Friday, May 24, with the family present, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Rutherford passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Providence Hospice in Waco.
Dianne was born on December 30, 1943 in Teague to parents, Paul and Lillie Bye Gauntt. She grew up in Teague and graduated from Teague High School, Class of 1962. Dianne married Bill Rutherford on August 8, 1987 and they shared over 31 years of marriage together. Mrs. Rutherford retired as a correctional clerk from UTMB with the TDCJ Boyd Unit. She loved to go on cruises and she also loved to fish. Dianne was a faithful wife and a wonderful, loving mother. She really loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Rutherford was Baptist by faith and a member of the Cowboy Church in Freestone.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Rutherford of Teague; two daughters, Gala Pickett of Malakoff, and Lanett Waters and husband Ray of Buffalo; four grandchildren, J. T. Orand and spouse Haleigh of Haughton, La., Heather Utsey and spouse Jeremy Schultz of Longview, Ryan Utsey and wife Carmen of Dallas, and Brady Ivey and wife Kaici of Brandon, Miss.; five great-grandchildren, Kolten Schultz, Mia Utsey, Sophia Utsey, Thomas Utsey and Macy Utsey; one sister, Martha Jane Hendon and husband George; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Her parents, Paul and Lillie Bye Gauntt; one grandson, Colby Ivey; two brothers, Eugene Gauntt and Billy Gauntt; and one sister, Patricia Thompson, preceded Mrs. Rutherford in death.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials be made to the Freestone Cowboy Church, 105 FCR 740, Teague, TX 75860.
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