Sandra Lee Rhodes

Sandra Lee Rhodes 70, passed away peacefully in her sleep July 8, 2017, in the comfort of her own home with family. Sandra was born November 27, 1946 in Sargents, Colo. to Glenn and Hazel Hicks. She graduated from Gunnison High School in 1963. She married her High School sweetheart Sammy Rhodes the next year in December. Gunnison was her home until 1973 where she moved her family to Sargents on her mother and father’s ranch. She raised her two kids and started Rhodes Upholstery while helping on the ranch. She helped run the family ranch until 2002, when the ranch became hers due to the passing of her parents. Sandra was a long time member of the Jolly Bunch Card Club where she was the secretary until the club was disbanded. Sandra enjoyed going to the mountains to pick wild mushrooms and raspberries. She also enjoyed going and getting firewood with her family. Her favorite past time though was to watch the wildlife from her front window of her house. Sandra always welcomed and enjoyed everyone that would walk in her front door to visit or even stay a few days. She loved to cook and bake for her family and friends. She always made more than enough for everyone. She was well liked in the community and who ever she did business with. She always made sure everyone was taken care of before she took care of herself. Sandra is preceded in death by her parents; Glenn and Hazel Hicks and sister; Sue Hutchison. Sandra is survived by her husband, Sammy Rhodes; son, Tommy (Mary) Rhodes; daughter, Tina L. Rhodes; brother, Billy (Charlene) Hicks, brother-in-law Glenn Hutchison, and her aunt Marion Hicks; as well as her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephew, and cousins. A Celebration of life will be held in Sargents, Colo. at the School House on Friday, July 14 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the UTHCA (Upper Tomichi Historical & Community Association) P.O. Box 104, Sargents, CO 81248.

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