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Barry (Bud) Allan Rutherford

Barry "Bud" Allan Rutherford of Valencia, CA, and formerly of Chatsworth, CA, passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at his home, surrounded by family. He was the husband of Arlene Rutherford (Flannery). They had just celebrated their 51st Wedding Anniversary in October 2014.

Born April 16, 1937, in Carmen, Manitoba Canada, he was the son of the late George "Dodd" and Aileen (Hannah) Rutherford. He was the second child of six born to Dodd and Aileen. He is survived by four siblings, James Rutherford of Maui, HI, Lynne Tubbs of Edmonton, AB Canada, Patsy Clasen of El Toro, CA and Paul Rutherford of Valencia, CA. He was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Phillips of Winnipeg, MB Canada and his cousin, Dennis Alvestad also of Winnipeg, MB Canada.

Bud began his career as a lather in Winnipeg and across Western Canada when work could be found. In May of 1965, Bud and Arlene moved to Los Angeles, CA so that Bud could have the opportunity to work in the construction industry year-round. After two decades in the drywall, lath and plaster industry, Bud developed several ideas for new products and trims for drywall and plaster wall systems. In 1975, he founded Flannery, Inc. in Pacoima, CA so that he could manufacture these new products. The company would grow and relocate to San Fernando, CA where it is today.

In addition to his wife, Bud is survived by four children and eight grandchildren. Daughter, Stacey Whittle and her husband Jack live in Castaic, CA with their two children Kaitlyn and Casey. Son, Robert Rutherford and his wife Lydia (Prono) live in Surfside, CA with their two sons, Cody and Taylor. Son, Todd Rutherford lives in Northridge, CA. Daughter, Jenny Jayne and her husband Gary W. Jayne II live in Valencia with their four children, Gary III, Hope, Grace and Molly.

A memorial service for Bud will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Oakwood Memorial Park Chapel in Chatsworth, CA at 1:00 PM. Oakwood Memorial Park is located at 22601 Lassen Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311.

Memorial contributions can be made to City of Hope in honor of Bud.

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