Helen Peters Rutherford

Jan. 14, 1925 – April 15, 2012

A memorial service for Helen Peters Rutherford of Basin will be held Tuesday, April 24 at 11 a.m. at the Atwood Family Chapel in Greybull. Helen, 87, formerly of Ogden, Utah, died at her daughter’s home in Basin on April 15.

She was born Jan. 14, 1925, in Bay Shore, Long Island, N.Y., the daughter of Clarence Sylvester and Albertine Crane Peters. She received her schooling in Santa Monica, Calif.

She married Ranier “Ray” D. Rutherford April 9, 1944, in Santa Monica.

Helen began working at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah, in 1965; she retired in 1995.

She loved spending time with her family and made friends wherever she went. She enjoyed embroidering, painting, cooking and researching family history.

Helen was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the Family History Library. She was a member of Lewisia Chapter 16, OES, Basin Lions Club, the American Business Women’s Association and was past secretary/treasurer for Riders of the Wasatch.

Her parents, husband Ray Rutherford, two sisters, brother, grandson, great-granddaughter and son-in-law preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter Michelle “Shelly” Hayes of Basin; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild and many adopted grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at a later date in the Farmington, Utah cemetery.