Sandy J. Rhoades

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Sandy J. Rhoades

Sandy Rhoades, 70, left us on December 30, 2013. She was happily married to Harold Rhoades for 35 years. She worked at Craig Rehab for 40 years, and in that capacity she helped so many patients and their families.

She was an avid animal lover and was kind to all of God's creatures. She received a scholarship to NorthWestern College for Opera. She had a passion for music and belonged to many chorus groups in her lifetime.

Sandy belonged to a book club, movie club, and a bowling team. She proctored at DU, and read books for the blind.

She was beloved by all of her family and friends. We will miss her rosy cheeks.

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  1. Dear Harold, Marcy, and family,

    My deepest sympathy for the loss of Sandy.  Sandy and I met 30 years ago at Skyline, we soon became good friends.  We met weekly for dinner, and would room together.  After we both left the chorus, we continued to be close friends, and had the movie group, and other activities where we saw each other.  Our lunches were generally 2 hours long, so we could have enough time to visit.  Sandy was so warm hearted.  I've never met someone who was so caring about others.  She would always see where somebody needed help, and do everything she could to fix their situation.  Her sense of humor was legend among all of her friends.  Sandy's loss leaves a big hole for all of us.

  2. Harold, So sorry to hear about Sandy. It's never easy. She was a good friend. My prayers are with you and your family.  Edie

  3. In the past few days, I have thought of Sandy often.  Those thoughts have all been such fond memories.   I first met Sandy as a fellow barbershopper and we became good friends.  After I left choral singing Sandy and I met often with Gloria Morgan for evening dinners and laughter.  I regret that I did not spend more time with her in the last few years.  I will always see her beautiful smile and hear her laughter.  God bless Sandy and her family.  She will be greatly missed.

  4. Harold, Kelli and I are so sorry for your loss.  We pray that God will give you the strength to hold up during this time of sorrow.  We wish we could be there to celebrate her life with you.  Please know you are in our hearts and in our prayers.

  5. Auntie Sandy will truly be missed. She brought a beautiful smile and laughter everywhere she went. We will always miss the joy and happiness that she exuded.

  6. Harold, We are sorry for your loss.  Our prayers are with you and your family. Rick & Jeanette

  7. My deepest sympathy to all.  My friendship with Sandy through Sweet Adelines

    was such fun, along with beautiful music and lots of good times.  She had such

    a good sense of humor and great wit.  She will certainly be missed by us all.

    Neala Carmichael

    Windsong Chorus

  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Working at Craig with Sandy was such a positive experience and she exemplified all things remarkable. She will be missed. Many blessings, Karen and Marty

  9. Sandy was a special friend in so many ways. Her love and support through good and bad times will always remain with me. Her wonderful laugh will forever echo in my heart.RIP my dear Sandy. Prayers for Harold, Marcy and all who loved her.

  10. I am so sorry for your loss.  Sandy was always so sweet and upbeat and ever so funny!  I worked with her at Craig and she always made me feel comfortable.  I know her sense of humor and gregarious personality will be missed by many.

  11. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.  I fondly remember working with Sandy over the past 30 years as a Craig PT.  She will be sorely missed by all of us who knew her and had the pleasure of helping her help our patients.

  12. She always showed love for the family! That love lives on through us and you. We are Family Uncle Harold and you are not alone, we are here for you and always will be!!

  13. Such a loss.  As a parent sending her firstborn across the country for a job at Craig Hospital, I will always remember Sandy's compassion and caring for my daughter just like she was her own.

    She was much more than a mentor…….she was an inspiration and her "other mom."

  14. Sweet jolly Sandy — she soothed the overly anxious students who were taking tests at DU; but more importantly, she soothed the overly anxious staff!  We will surely miss her at DU!  Michele

  15. Sandy was one of the sweetest people I ever knew in barbershop.  It was a thrill to coach her; she was creative and kind and will be missed.

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