Charles Morgan Rutledge
1933 - 2020
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Charles Morgan Rutledge passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at the age of 85. After months of declining health he died peacefully in his sleep with his beloved wife Lenora at his side. Morgan was born in Lodi, CA on January 1, 1933 to father, Clarence Robert Rutledge and mother, Elvera Carmella Cellini.
Morgan attended Lodi High School where he met his life long love of 65 years, Lenora Rosalie Delzer. They were married on March 27, 1955. Morgan enlisted in the National Guard in 1953 and was honorably discharged in 1961. In 1959 he began working for the San Joaquin County as a supervisor at Micke Grove Park. A small house in the park became their first home. Later, Morgan became manager of the San Joaquin County parks. In 1985, he retired after 25 years of service only to continue farming together with his father "Bob" on the families 60 acres of cherries located in Woodbridge, CA.
Morgan was an avid sailor, snow skier, fisherman, RV traveler and enjoyed his occasional trips to the casino. He was a loving grandfather and cherished his time with family and friends. He was an active member for 55 years in the Woodbridge Masonic Lodge #131.
Morgan is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Lenora Rosalie Delzer; children, Jill Earle (Dave Earle), Robb Rutledge (Julie Rutledge); grandchildren, Casey and Robert Earle, Ashton and Braden Rutledge.
Private services will be held. People wishing to honor him may make donations to:
The Woodbridge Masonic Association, PO Box 453, Woodbridge, CA 95258.

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Published in Lodi-News Sentinel from Sep. 17 to Sep. 23, 2020.
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September 26, 2020
Hi Lenora and family. So sorry to hear about Morgan's passing. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Anne Cox
September 18, 2020
Dear Lenor I am so sadden to here of the passing of Morgan. I have and always will cherish the memories you had givin to me and my kids (Gina and Mike) while blessing us with the ranch house in which we were able to stay.I will forever be greatful for those times.I know Morgan will be sadly missed by many.I send you my love and prayers to you.He was a great man and I learned alot from him. Sincerely Cindy Lewis
Cindy Lewis
September 18, 2020
This was a man I loved as a father. Although we lost touch over the years, I treasured the memories of Morgan. My heart is broken for Len, Jill and Robb. Morgan will remain forever in our hearts. RIP Morgan. You raised a fantastic family who will carry you in their hearts forever.
Steve Thomas
September 17, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Larry & Sheri Mallory
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