Dorothy Amelia Rhodes
February 22, 1933 – October 12, 2020
Dorothy Amelia Rhodes was born in Middletown NY on February 22, 1933, to Wesley and Hazel Brown. She graduated from Otisville High School. She married John Burt Rhodes on August 26, 1951. She worked on their family farm in Greenville NY while raising her two boys, John and Kenneth. After her husband retired, they moved to Grand Junction, Colorado in 1991 where son John, his wife Arlene and two children were living. Her husband passed away in 1994. Dorothy was a committed member of the local TOPS organization and she was very proud that she lost 30 lbs when she joined and then kept her weight off for decades through the rest of her life. She also became an active RSVP volunteer working at St. Mary's Hospital and later as a helper with Gray Gourmet at Grand View Apartments. She was also a very active member of First Christian Church. Whenever she met a new person, she would always ask if they had a church home and if they didn't, she'd invite them to attend church with her. The last few years of her life she lived at Grand View Care Lodge assisted living facility. She was thriving there until the COVID restrictions and isolation left her much frailer, and she passed away on October 12, 2020. Dorothy had a great love for animals especially horses and cats. She loved God and her church family. She loved and was very proud of her two sons, their wives, their children and her extended family of six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Raymond Brown, of Mt Hope NY and sister, Audrey Brown, of Grand Junction. Dorothy is survived by her sons and their families. Her older son, John, and wife, Arlene, still live in Grand Junction CO. They have two sons. Philip Rhodes and his wife, Marianne, live in Sparks NV with their three children: Noah, Jonah and Charlotte. Tristan Rhodes and his wife, Glenda, live in North Ogden, UT with their three children: Chloe, Benjamin and Jonathan. Dorothy's younger son, Kenneth, and wife, Fern, in Ocala FL. Their son, Alexander Rhodes, also lives in Ocala. Dorothy was very faithful in her prayers for her family. She knew God's love personally and wanted nothing more than to share this with each of her sons, their wives, and all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at First Christian Church, Grand Junction on Saturday, November 14th at 2pm.
A Celebration of Life Service
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
First Christian Church