Rhoda Leal

December 27, 1939June 18, 2014
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Rhoda M. Schottler Leal, 74 passed away 6/18/2014. She was born 12/27/1939 in San Francisco, California. Parents are Mr. & Mrs. Herman W. Schottler, Margarette Parkinson Schottler.

Rhoda graduated from Sequoia High School in Redwood City, California in 1958. She married Richard P. Leal on May 17th, 1959. They were married 55 years.

Rhoda was a homemaker who was active in her community. She served with the Candle Lighters in Fremont California for many years, along with many other events and charities.

Rhoda enjoyed traveling the world with her husband, two sons, grandchildren and many friends over the span of her life. Dick and Rhoda also lived in Spain for a year. Rhoda's passions were family, music, dancing and meeting people from all over the world who became dear friends till this very day.

Rhoda was a loving Wife, Mother, and Grandmother. She is survived by her Husband Richard P. Leal of Lincoln, California, sons Mr. & Mrs. Donald, Darla Leal of Roseville, California, Mr. Michael Leal of Newcastle, California, 4 grandchildren Bianca Leal, Mr. & Mrs. Jacob, Alana Leal and Joey Leal. And 1 great grandchild Delanie Leal. Sister Mrs. & Mr. Francis, Richard Abbott of Santa Clara, California. Niece Mrs. & Mr. Allison, Norman Kline, Nephews John & William Kline.

The Leal family would like to give a special thanks to the entire staff of Interim Health Care Services (Hospice) for making our mom's final days as peacefull as humanly possible. We will never forget you all.

A memorial will be held on June 24, 2014 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home, 400 Douglas Blvd., Roseville, California 95678.

A mass will be held June 25 at 11:30 at Saint Joseph Church at 280 Oak Tree Lane, Lincoln, California 95658


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 24, 2014
  • Rosary Tuesday, June 24, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Rhoda Leal

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Katrina and Brad Moddelmog

June 25, 2014

Dick and family we are so sorry for your loss. Rhoda was a lovely lady that we will always remember. We couldn't have asked for a better neighbor. Praying for God to bring you comfort during this time.

Sandy & Richard Scowen

June 25, 2014

So many memories and so many good times. She was a best friend and all of the family were always family. She will never be forgotten

Louis and Cathy Emert

June 24, 2014

What a beautiful smile Rhoda has that matches her beautiful heart. It is a pleasure for Louis and I to be part of this wonderful extended family that has accepted our daughter Darla as one of their own and Rhoda loved her dearly. Rest in peace sweet lady. Dick, if we can help in any way, just call.

The Tipton's

June 24, 2014

I will miss most the wonderful times we had just talking about anything and everything and mostly laughing 'til we nearly cried! And, oh, that laugh of Rhodes' was so infectious!! She was a joy to be around always and we loved her dearly.

June 24, 2014

I will always remember the friendship we once shared. those times were very special to me.
her fun personality, kindness and graciousness are unequalled

i have the best memories of the trip I took to Spain and joined up with Dick and Rhoda.

I believe that she is in the arms of Jesus.

Darrol Martin

June 24, 2014

Rhoda was a great lady and a true friend. Dick and Rhode always welcomed us to their home for the Holidays and greeted everyone with a smile. I knew her and loved her for many years and will miss her kindness and great smile dearly. I offer my condolences to Dick. Sincerely...Darrol Martin

Gordon & Peggy Lok

June 23, 2014

Like so many, that smile of Rhoda's is the first thing you see when you think of her. We spent some fun filled time with them & will miss her at our family reunions. They are & were like family to us. YOU will be missed Rhoda. Thoughts & prayers are with you & your family Dick.

Norma Burns

June 23, 2014

I first meet Rhoda playing Bunco. She was always early at that time she couldn't remember if she was suppose to be there at 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. we would always laugh about that. If she was driving down the street she would always stop and talk to you. Rhoda you will be missed Keep smiling

Juan and Shirley Givens

June 23, 2014

We have appreciated Rhoda's friendship and kindness over the years. She was a wonderful neighbor and will be greatly missed. May God bless you Dick, Donald and Mike and your families especially during this difficult time.

Laura Kaufman

June 23, 2014

I met Rhoda while playing Bunco in our Village group. We had so much fun that evening tossing the dice. I will always remember her kind ways and beautiful smile. God bless you, Rhoda. You will be missed but not forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Dick, and all the family.