Weekly newspaper of Three Rivers, California, and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks

Betty Powell: 1932 ~ 2016

 

Betty Lou Powell died Tuesday, July 12, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was 84. 

Betty was born June 17, 1932, in Oxnard to James and Francis Rutherford. She was raised in Oxnard, and in her senior year of high school she met and fell in love with Charles Powell.  

Betty and Charles were married September 3, 1950. Betty was a homemaker as well as a crossing guard in Oxnard.  

She was a loving wife, mom,  grandma, and great-grandma.  She loved the Lord and was a Prayer Warrior.  

Betty found Three Rivers 35 years ago on one of the couple’s many vacations. In 2002, Charles and Betty built their home in Three Rivers.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Charles (1928-2015); her parents; sisters Martha Ilene Irwin and Donna Wilkey; a brother, James Ray Rutherford; her son-in-law, Chris Kluczynski; and a granddaughter, Nikki Rose Powell.

She is survived by her two daughters, Sandi Anderson of Three Rivers and Tamara Kluczynski of Ventura; her “favorite son” Rocky Powell and wife Kristi of Three Rivers; her brother, Frank Rutherford and wife Saacha of Mesa, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Korey Anderson, Kari Wagner, David Dodson, Judy Ingold and husband Jason, and Cheri Powell; nine great-grandchildren, Jaydon, Jake and Jill Wagner, Gavin, Taylor, Devin, and Brooke Ingold, Owen Powell-Entz, and Quinton Anderson; and many nieces and nephews.

Betty will be laid to rest in the Three Rivers Cemetery next to her Charles. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansmillerguinnchapel.com. 

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