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Daniel Lee Rutherford

Daniel Lee Rutherford, 78, of Bothell, Washington, passed away at home on February 14, 2024, of end stage renal disease.  

Dan was born on November 18, 1945, to Hazel Barbara (Small) and James Dean Rutherford in Ft. Worth, Texas.  He graduated in 1964 from West Valley High School in Yakima, Washington.  He was good friends with Ken Hoffman and John Peterson for many years.  He worked for Boeing Aviation and several other companies in the greater Seattle region.  He also wrote for model aviation publications and later worked in model aviation sales. When not working he enjoyed racing radio-controlled cars with his son and friends, plus control-line and radio-controlled airplanes.  He also enjoyed working on various woodworking projects, using machines and tools inherited from his father and grandfathers.

Daniel Rutherford was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Freddy, and grandparents Barbara and Everette Small and Pearl and Russell Rutherford.  He is survived by wife Cheri, children Billie Lee (Antonio) Cube’ and Joshua Lee (Pauline) Rutherford, grandchildren Ethan, Mateo, Camille and Hunter, and siblings Kathy (Stephan) Layman, Mary (Kent) Huey, and Barbara (Rick) Dauenhauer.


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