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Coral  Rutar

Coral lea Rutar

Monday, December 13th, 1954 - Sunday, May 10th, 2020
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Coral Lea Rutar was born December 13, 1954 in Salt Lake City Utah to George and Lora Grinestaff of Big Piney Wyoming.
Our beloved Coral passed on May 10, 2020 in the Billings hospital where she was being treated for hyperthyroidism which had weakened her body for over 3 years.
Coral grew up in Big Piney, Wyoming where she graduated high school in 1973. She was known for her music and artistic ability at an early age. She attended Casper College, and obtained an associate degree at U of W, then a degree/license in cosmetology. Coral lived in Laramie, Torrington, and Casper before moving to Cody in 1993 where she owned and operated Cowboy Cuts until 2016.
Coral leaves behind her mother Lora Grinestaff, Big Piney, her Son Timothy & Clare Rutar and recently born grandson Henry Rutar, Pinedale Wyoming, her sister Sheree Bergen, Shelly Idaho, her brothers Marc Grinestaff, Billings, and George Grinestaff, Houston Texas, her Aunt Margaret Sovereen and cousins Rick and Cindy, Salt Lake City, and numerous other nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins.
Coral was a very hard-working Wyoming cowgirl who loved the Wild West and loved to serve people. While she was in high school, she was often serving ranchers as a cook for large hay crews. She made Pendleton wool shirts for her brothers, took care of the family while Lora worked at the Forest service, and constantly mothered siblings like a true first born. During her college days she always worked and blessed others selflessly. The struggles of life were overcome with her kind spirit and generous simple way of life. During her years in Cody she was most often found at Cowboy Cuts where you would find an excellent barber and telling good stories. Many folks around Cody found Coral Lea as their beloved friend. We are all so sad for her passing, however we also know that Coral Rutar is with her loving savior Jesus Christ. Coral acted on her faith and often talked of Jesus (Jeshua) and faith in almighty God (YEWH). Coral was immensely proud of her son Timothy who she helped through college to become an equine specialist in veterinary medicine. We look forward to you all sharing the many stores of how Coral Lea Rutar helped your lives.
A family memorial will be held in Big Piney in early July 2020. Condolences may be shared with the family online at Smith Funeral Chapel in Billings where you will find tributes, condolences, and online memorials.
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Bethann Pritchard

Posted at 05:00pm
Coral and I became acquainted through a mutual friend prior to our trip to Israel, where we were roommates, in August of 2016. We became close friends and in many ways, like sisters. I always called her Beautiful, because she was so beautiful, both inside and out. I wept today, when I found out she had passed away. We last spoke to one another in mid April. I can’t begin to say how much I will miss Coral. I will miss her deeply, more than words can express. I will be praying for the family. May her memory always be for a blessing!

I love you, Beautiful! 💖🕊🖖🏻

Jane Sanders

Posted at 05:54pm
When Coral first came to Cody (I think), we were in need of a caregiver to help with our mother, Pat Manning. She had placed an ad in the Enterprise saying she was looking for a place to live in exchange for helping with caregiving. It was great timing, as we were just beginning to look for someone. I don't know how long she lived in Mom's studio, but we really felt she was a member of our family. She couldn't have been a better fit for Mom. We are so sorry to hear of her passing. Please know our entire family is sending our love and prayers. Jane Manning Sanders, Bullard, TX

Paul and Elizabeth Vail

Posted at 10:39am
We are so sorry to hear about Coral. We will always remember all the good times we shared with her at her home and at the shop. She was so proud of her son and always mentioned him during our talks. She was a loving, kind, talented gal who LOVED the Lord. All her questions are answered now and she is at peace. We are so sorry for your loss. God Bless you all.

Becky True

Posted at 09:21pm
I was sad to hear of my friends passing. I loved her for her fun spirit and easy laugh and the fact that she just might say and do something un-ordinary and unique. She was never a same as everyone else girl or woman and though I didn’t see her often in our adult life- it was always a treat. She watched my baby Katie along with Tim when they were little for a while and I always looked forward to pick up time and a good interesting visit. I also remember singing with her in choir- she had a gorgeous voice and we harmonized well together. Go rest high on that mountain friend

Becky True( Iverson)❤️


Posted at 07:46pm
Please accept my condolences for the passing of your dear loved one. When someone we love dies, the heartache and grief can be great. I hope that you can be comforted knowing that God cares for you and sees your pain. “He is close to the broken-hearted and He saves those who are crushed in spirit” Psalms 34. May you find relief during this grievous time, as you cherish the precious memories of Coral Lea.

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