Lisa Yvonne Rich was born the daughter of Ronald T. Rutledge and Herlinda (Chavez) Rutledge on May 16, 1965, in Fort Riley, Kansas, and departed this life September 28, 2015, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 50 years.
She was united in marriage on July 2, 1985, at Fairbanks, Alaska, to Garlyn Rich.
She is survived by her husband, Garlyn Rich of their home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; two daughters, Ericka Rich of Springdale, Arkansas and Rachel “Nikki” Rich of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; her parents, Ronald and Herlinda Rutledge of Mesa, Arizona; one brother, Ronnie Rutledge of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one sister, Jeana Moser and husband, Clay of Mesa, Arizona; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Rhonda Rutledge.
Lisa was a graduate of the Dobson High School in Mesa, Arizona.
She was a Certified Nurse’s Assistant, working in various nursing homes in Springdale, Arkansas and Mesa, Arizona. Lisa was a nurse with a servants heart, always showing love and compassion to all residents.
She dearly loved Mother Nature and the solitude and beauty of God’s creation. Lisa was an avid outdoors person, enjoyed family camping trips, and watching wildlife, especially the birds and deer.
She was a Christian lady and a faithful member of the Thayer First Baptist Church. She will be remembered as a devoted wife and loving mother, daughter, and sister. She will truly be missed by her family and many friends.
Graveside Services will be Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Field Creek Cemetery near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, with Brother Jared Russell officiating.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, September 30th, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.
Burial will be in the Field Creek Cemetery at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.