Sara Hertwig
Mary Lou Rutherford stands along a photo wall in her home. She moved to Georgetown permanently in 1954 after she married Buff Rutherford, a Georgetown local.
The People of Georgetown: Mary Lou Rutherford

While Mary Lou Rutherford hasn’t lived in Georgetown all her life — not yet, anyway, as she’ll tell you — she already has a lifetime’s worth of memories and experiences in the small community.

She hunted elk and rode horses with her family. She and her husband built their own home on Main Street. She taught John Denver how to drive a sleigh for “The Christmas Gift.” And she was a ski double for Angela Lansbury when “Murder, She Wrote” filmed an episode at Loveland Ski Area.