Velma Rhoades died July 29, 2013, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. She was 99.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 9, at Thunder Mountain Church of Christ in Delta. Burial will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Gunnison Cemetery in Gunnison.
Velma Ann Rice was born in Burlington April 21, 1914, to Bert and Grace Ann (Winfrey) Rice. She grew up and attended school in Burlington.
She married Walter Rhoades Dec. 31, 1932, in Goodland, Kan. They celebrated 68 years of marriage before he died Feb. 2, 2001.
Mrs. Rhoades ranched with her husband. They lived in Gunnison from 1947 until 1969 when they moved to Paonia for health reasons. They moved to Delta in 2000.
Before moving to Gunnison she was a member of the Homemakers Club in Burlington. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Hotchkiss. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, gardening, canning, flowers, the mountains, picnics, hunting and fishing.
Mrs. Rhoades is survived by her sons, Gene Rhoades and wife Phyllis of Carlsbad, N.M., Wayne Rhoades and wife Leota of Crawford, and Norman Rhoades and wife Sue of Hotchkiss; her daughters, Betty Prosser, and Sharon Prosser and husband Dave, all of Delta; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters; nine brothers; and two grandchildren.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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