|Birth: ||Jul. 19, 1921|
|Death: ||Mar. 24, 1985|
Orene attended grade school in the coal camp of Insull, Harlan County, KY and then graduated from Blackstar High School, Alva, Harlan County, KY in 1940. She attended one-quarter of college at Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Claiborne County, TN prior to her marriage to Robert in March 1941. Robert and Orene moved to Caryville, Campbell Country, TN after the marriage and Robert worked at Sun Mountain Coal Company upon Sun Mountain above Caryville where their two oldest children, Jerald and Bradley, were born.
In the early 1960s she graduated from the Pineville School of Practical Nursing (LPN) and passed the KY state boards with the highest score (812) ever recorded at that time. In 1971 she entered an 18 month program at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital and became a Registered Nurse (RN), passing national boards with extremely high marks.
She worked from sun up to sun down raising her children, taking care of the house and finances, raising and canning from the garden for over 35 years, and providing care to patients who were in need of solace and comforting.
Heaven gained a new and bright star upon her passing.
Children not below: Jerald Wesley Rutherford and Jeffrey Brent Rutherford.
David Lawrence Wright (1903 - 1957)
Ethel Stewart Lovett (1903 - 1988)
Robert Charles Rutherford (1913 - 1995)*
Bradley Morris Rutherford (1945 - 1992)*
Bruce Douglas Rutherford (1949 - ____)*
Orene Onalee Wright Rutherford (1921 - 1985)
John Afton Wright (1922 - 1923)*
Anna Kathleen Wright Saylor (1924 - 1971)*
Lela Winfred Wright Prewitt (1926 - 2015)*
Inez Wright Jackson (1928 - 2000)*
Sarah Ethel Wright Buell (1930 - 2005)*
David Lawrence Wright (1932 - 2011)*
Wayne Edwin Wright (1938 - 1938)*
Jerry Clayton Wright (1939 - 1941)*
GOD IS OUR REFUGE AND OUR STRENGTH
Plot: St. Joseph, Lot 37C, Space 1
Created by: Bruce D. Rutherford
Record added: Dec 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101955938