Rhoni Dodd Crowe fought a courageous battle with mesothelioma. She passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, at her home with her family.
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Rhoni was born May 27, 1972, to Vicki and John Dodd in Mount Vernon, Wash. She grew up and went to school in Bellingham. She and Scott met at the Skagit Valley Community College where Rhoni earned an A.A. degree in business. They were married in Washington and later moved with their two boys to Bozeman. Eight years ago, they moved to Manhattan, where they bought and rebuilt their present home. Rhoni and Scott started and operated their own business, Dust 'N Time Cleaning.
The family attended Connect Church, and Rhoni and Scott were active with the boys' activities at church and at school. She loved to cook, garden, do arts and crafts, and was an avid video-game player with her boys. The boys described their mother as "awesome."
Rhoni's favorite activities were with her family. She loved the holidays – Halloween, a trip to the farm to get pumpkins, pumpkin carving at the grandparents; Christmas tree cutting and decorating, making popcorn balls; Easter egg painting; and Fourth of July picnics and fireworks. Each holiday and season was accompanied by house-decorating activities and a lot of enthusiasm.
Rhoni is survived by her husband, Scott; two sons, Jacob and Caleb; stepson, Trenton; mother, Vicki Dodd; father, John Dodd; brother, John, and his children, Kyle, Breanna, Allyssa, and Tanner; and sister and brother-in-law, Andrea and Jacob Rice, and their daughter, Scarlett.
The family extends a special thank you to Judy Lowe, retired nurse, who lived with the family and took care of Rhoni during her illness.
A memorial fund has been set up at Manhattan State Bank, PO Box 690, Manhattan, MT 59741. A small private service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. www.dokkennelson.com.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Jan. 18, 2012