FRANKFORD--William James Rutherford Jr., 89, died Tuesday, June 14, 2010, at home. Born and raised in Virginia, Minn., Mr. Rutherford had been a resident of Frankford since 1953. He was a self-employed artist and illustrator of children's book. He was also employed by Selective Insurance Co. for 20 years before his retirement in 1991. Mr. Rutherford was a former member of the Frankford Township Board of Education and the High Point Regional High School Board of Education. He was the designer of the Sussex County Logo. The son of the late William James Rutherford Sr. and Florence Trengove Rutherford, Mr. Rutherford is survived by his wife, Bonnie; four children, Sarah Jaconetty and husband, George, of Grand Rapids, Minn.; Carrie Rutherford, of Forest City, N.C.; Jenny Lutz and husband, Jeff, of Newton and Bill Rutherford, III, and wife, Stacy of Loxahatchee, Florida; eleven grandchildren, Ron, David, Tracy, Julie, Erin, Matt, Annie, Billy, Daniel, Christopher and John; and six great-grandchildren, Ryan, Reese, Ashley, Isaac, Tayja and Sarah. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main Street, Branchville. A memorial visitation will be held Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860. Online condolences may be made to www.woodfuneralhome.net.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on June 16, 2010