Dolly C. (Hover) Rutherford, 83; formerly of Dolores, Colo., and Rush Center, Kan., died of cancer of Feb. 7, 2008, at her daughter’s home in Harlem.
Funeral services will be Feb. 15, 2008, at 11 a.m. in the Harlem American Lutheran Church with burial following in the Harlem Cemetery. Visitation will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at Edwards Funeral Home in Chinook. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at the United Methodist Church in Dolores, the community she had lived in for more than 50 years. The family suggests memorials to Bear Paw Hospice, Gift of Life Housing in Great Falls, or the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook. Dolly was born on May 19, 1924, in Leslie, Ark., to Thomas Arthur and Bettie Elizabeth (Houghton) Hover. She married Robert Lewis Rutherford on Jan. 15, 1945, in Cortez, Colo. To this union a daughter, Vicki Joenne, was born. They later divorced. Survivors include her daughter Vicki (Edward) Snider of Harlem; grandsons Cade Snider of Boulder, Colo,, and Marc Snider of Billings, a brother, John V. Hover of Springfield, Ore,; many nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Garold Skillett, of Rush Center, Kansas. Dolly was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Bettie Hover, sisters Hazel Bright, Lottie Hammond, brothers William Hover, Bruce Hover, and Thomas E. Hover.