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September 30, 2008 3:00 am

Patricia Louise Rhoads

Written by Tribune Staff

(May 25, 1933 - Sept. 24, 2008)

Garland resident Patricia Louise Rhoads, 75, died Wednesday, Sept. 24 at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Mont.

A Wyoming native, she was born May 25, 1933, in Arvada to Walter J. and LaReva Shoemaker Amende. She attended school at Sheridan High School in Sheridan.

On Sept. 6, 1952, she married Buckley Rhoads in Sheridan. She spent her entire life living in Wyoming. She was a master gardener, homemaker and hobbyist. She enjoyed being an artist, quilting, crocheting, knitting, crafting and gardening. She received numerous awards at the county fair. In the eyes of her family, she was the greatest mom and grandma in the world.

She is survived by her husband Buckley Rhoads; three sons, Buckley (Juanita) Rhoads of Sheridan, Scott (Paula) Rhoads of Cody and Cody (Susan) Rhoads of Douglas; three daughters, Kaye Rhoads and Greg Jones of Powell, Cindy Scheneman and Tom Steed of Douglas and Tracey (Dana) Young of Powell; a brother, Melvin Sears of Finley, Wash.;three sisters, Shirley Graves of Kennewick, Wash., Gloria Ann Rowlette of Kennewick, Wash., and Colleen Parker of Kennewick, Wash.; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, LaReva Sears; father, Walter J. Amende; brother, Wayne Amende; and sister, Rosa Lee Welch of Kennewick, Wash.

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 29 at Thompson Funeral Home, followed bygraveside Services at Crown Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Pat Rhoads Memorial Fund at 700 Bighorn Ave., Powell, WY 82435.