Catheryne passed away on November 8, 2020, unexpectedly in her home in Tucumcari, NM at 58 years old. She was the 1st daughter of proud parents Robert and Dorothy Dominguez, born on August 8, 1962. Catheryne married Kevin Rutherford in 1989 and were blessed with two beautiful and healthy daughters Danielle Nicole and Cynthia Renee. She is preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Juanita Martinez-Dominguez and sister Cynthia Anne Dominguez; Maternal Grandparents Ralph and Tomasita Hurtado-Martinez; Paternal Grandparents Ismel Julio, "I.J." and Fidelia Benavidez-Dominguez. Stepmother, Donna Christie-Dominguez; Maternal Uncles, George and Joseph Martinez, Uncle William Bouwkamp husband to Paternal Aunt Guadalupe Bouwkamp and Aunt Roberta Dominguez; Paternal Aunt married to Steven Dominguez Cathy is survived by her two daughters Danielle and Cynthia; Danielle's Husband, Dalton Miller and their 6-year-old son, Weston Miller all from Goodyear, Arizona; Staff Sergeant, Cynthia Rutherford of San Diego, California, the Father of her children, Kevin Rutherford; her Father, Robert "Bobby" Dominguez and Sister, Christyne Dominguez-Lopez and her husband Robert; all from Tucumcari, NM and numerous Uncles, Aunts and Cousins. All who knew Cathy knew her children were her greatest pride and joy. Both girls were extremely involved in school activities and sports, and she was always there to support them in all their endeavors. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking for her daughters, their friends, family, and neighbors. Catheryne loved the outdoors, especially camping, fishing, and visiting the lakes and mountains. She had a green thumb and was often seen outside, planting, and watering her yard and creating beautiful landscapes with her favorite desert variety plant, tree and cactus. Cathy lived in several places in her life and always tried to improve herself with school. She was very talented and creative and studied her many passions such as: Interior Design at Estrella College, Business Management at Mesa College and Physical Therapy at Apollo College all in Phoenix, Arizona. She also began welding at Luna Vo Tech in Springer, NM and Electronics at Control Data Institute in Los Angeles, CA. Catheryne Roseanne Dominguez-Rutherford had a beautiful smile, a contagious laugh, a beautiful heart, and bubbly personality. She always had a willingness to help anyone in need and we will miss her greatly. The memorial service for Catheryne will be held at 12:45 p.m., Saturday, November 27th, at St. Anne's Catholic Church, followed by Mass of the Resurrection at 1:30 p.m., 306 W. High Street, Tucumcari, NM 88401.
Published by Quay County Sun from Nov. 19 to Nov. 26, 2021.