Claudette G. Putze

Published 1:27 pm Wednesday, January 3, 2024

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RICHMOND – Our dearest mother, Claudette Golderos Putze, passed away on Jan. 1, 2024, at the age of 88. She was born and raised on the northside in Richmond. She is the daughter of late Dr. Victor Rudesindo Golderos and Mrs. Hilda Hubbard Golderos. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1953 and attended Richmond Professional Institute.

Mrs. Putze was married to Robert L. Putze, MD, who preceded her in death. They moved to Franklin, where he practiced medicine for 40 years. She loved her husband, children and grandchildren. Mrs. Putze was part of the Franklin community for over 50 years. During that time, she was deeply involved with th

Claudette G. Putze

e Colonial Coast Girl Scouts as both a board member and troop leader, actively involved in the Pine Crest Garden Club and Franklin Baptist Church. In her free time, she enjoyed flower arranging, painting and playing mahjong. She was passionate about genealogy her familial history and was a proud and devoted member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Mrs. Putze is survived by her daughter, Alice Taylor, her husband Sam and their children, Charlie and Layne of Richmond; two sons, Victor Putze of Richmond and Robert Putze, his wife Jill and their two children, Caroline and Robbie of Raleigh, North Carolina; a sister Theresa Metz and her husband John and their daughter Jennifer Marshall all of Charlottesville and a brother, Victor R Golderos III and his wife Betty and their son, Reuben all of New Kent, Virginia.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5 at Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Qualls officiating. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Putze request donations be made to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden or any favorite charity.