Dorothy And Curtis Rutledge

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Dorothy and Curtis Rutledge
A memorial service for former Klamath Falls residents Dorothy M. and Curtis L. Rutledge will be at 1:30 p.m. June 22, 2013, at Klamath Memorial Park.
Dorothy was born to Walter W. and Mable S. Wall Marlin on Dec. 15, 1926, in Toppenish, Wash., and passed away on March 3, 2013, in Springfield, Ore. She was raised by her mother and stepfather Mable and Orval Hampel.
Curtis was born to Luther L. and Emma L. Parker Rutledge on Oct. 7, 1925, in Chillicothe, Texas, and passed away on March 24, 2011, in Springfield.
Dorothy and Curtis met at the roller skating rink in Klamath Falls and were married June 5, 1945, in North Bend, Ore. They returned to Texas after Curtis' discharge from the Navy and moved back in 1953 to Klamath Falls, where they raised their five children.
They moved for the last time to Eugene in 1977.
Curtis was a salesman and store manager for Merit's Appliances, McMahan's Furniture, M. Jacobs and Carlson's Furniture before his retirement. Dorothy was a EKG/EEG technician at McKenzie-Willamette Hospital, retiring as the head of the department.
Curtis was an avid woodworker and much of his retirement was spent in "Grandad's" woodshop, turning out bowls, furniture and puzzles for family and friends. Dorothy enjoyed gardening and sewing. They spent several summers as camp hosts for the U.S. Forest Service at Blue River and Delta campgrounds.
They are survived by their five children and their spouses, Hampel and Bonnie Rutledge of Eugene, Darla and Bill Watson of Keno, Susan and Harold Bucholtz of Eugene, Dan and Deena Rutledge of Las Vegas, and Dale and Cathy Rutledge of Milwaukie, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and their beloved pets Scooter and Sammy.
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Published in Herald And News on June 13, 2013