Robert E. Rutherford, 48, went home to be with the Lord July 6, 2008. Survived by his wife, Melanie L. Rutherford; daughter, Elizabeth L. and her fiancé, Justin Meihaus; father, Henry E. Rutherford; mother, Joan C. Rutherford; father-in-law, Moises Laguerder; siblings, Joseph Michael Rutherford, Kathleen Rogers, Annie Mayo, Thomas Rutherford and William (Tanya) Rutherford; sisters-in-law, Sualen Laguerder and Daisy (Jay) Villanueva; brother-in-law, Ben (Carlota) Laguerder; nephews, Shane Rutherford, Scott Mendoza, John J. Mendoza, Mathew Mayo and Liam Rutherford; grandnieces, Jaeda Mendoza and Aliyah Mendoza. Preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Kurt Allen Mayo. Robert was born Jan. 27, 1960, in Phoenix, Ariz. He attended Centennial and East High Schools, and graduated from St. Louis High School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Bob served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a graduate of Pueblo Community College and a Licensed Psychiatric Technician. He was a psych tech of Colorado Mental Health Institution of Pueblo. Robert was a member of The American Legion Post 2, Fraternal Order of Eagles and AWANAs Club. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at New Life Bible Church, 2320 S. Prairie Ave., with Pastors Alan Jones and Jonathan Henderson officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to AWANA at New Life Bible Church. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Auntie Melanie and Liz,

    As a child, my earliest memory of Uncle Bob was that he was always wearing a cowboy hat. I don’t remember if he wore it all the time, but I remember I thought that’s why he was fun! …Hold on to the good memories and hold on to the fact that you will see him again. I love you both and am praying you will feel God’s arms holding you during this very difficult time.

  2. Melanie and Liz,

    I’m absolutley heartbroken for you. I hope you can find some small comfort in knowing that Bob is in a good place now.
    All my love,
    Brittany

  3. I was so saddened to hear of your loss. Not only was Bob my coworker he was one of my very good friends. May God Bless you at this sad time.

  4. To Bob’s family,
    I had the pleasure of knowing Bob when he was on the janitorial staff at Matrix(now Convergys)and was his neighbor for about a year on Nelson Ave.. Bob always had a kind word or a good joke to tell. He was the kind of man that would be the first to offer a helping hand. I feel blessed to have known him. I pray the Lord will give you all comfort, faith, and strength during your time of grief.
    Lt. Jamie Martinez/ TTCI Emergency Services

  5. Melanie and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. If you need anything, please give me a call. Much love.
    Autumn

  6. I worked with Bob for several years. He was a great co-worker….good with patients and always ready to help with a smile.
    I’m sorry for your loss.

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