Dorothy Ratliff

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dorothy (Rutherford) Ratliff was born June 19, 1916 in Elko, Nevada to charles and Carrie (Kendrick) Rutherford.

She was raised in North for on the Rutherford Ranch.

She me Karl Ratliff at the ranch when he came to ride horses for her Uncle Frank Rutherford. They married in May 1938.

After working for area ranchers, they purchased their own ranch in 1940 on California Creek, two miles from Mountain City. There they raised three boys: Richard, Delbert and Wayne.

Dorothy helped make ends meet by delivering milk to Rio Tinto and making pies for $1.00 for the Mountain City Hotel. She then worked at Reed's Dry Good Store until she retired in 1991.

She was preceded in death by her husband Karl, son Richard, and brother Bud Rutherford.

She is survived by her sons Delbert (Ceci) and Wayne (Aulene); grandchildren Lisa (Greg) Scott, Klint (Gayle), Todd (Amber), Will, Boyd (Mandi), and Katie; and great-grandchildren Justin and Danielle Scott, Alyssa, Kaitlyn, Lincoln, Makenzie, Hadlee, Bodey, and Tandi.

Services will be held at Burns Funeral Home at 10 am Friday, November 6. There will be visiting afterwards at the Basque House.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Northern Nevada Museum Hall or Elko County 4-H Program.