Rhonda J. Bailey, 55 of Farmington, New Mexico passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. She was born in Peterborough, May 10, 1957 daughter of Richard and Sandra Benotti of Temple. She graduated from ConVal High School in 1975 as a member of the National Honor Society and was involved in the high school band, choir and theater.
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Rhonda graduated from Westbrook College of Nursing and obtained her RN in 1977 after which she married Dr. Robert J. Bailey and they began a life with the military that would take them many places around the world. She was involved in the various communities in which she lived. She made friends all over the world and was able to enjoy her love of travel as a military wife. She loved music and was a member of various choral and performing groups. She sang with her church praise team for many years and most recently performed with Caliente Chorus and Masterworks chorus. She passed on her love and talent to her children. She was employed with United Blood Services from 1997 to 2013, most recently as Donor Care Supervisor.
Rhonda was preceded in death by her grandparents, Edwin and Ethel Fiske and Anne Benotti. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Robert J. Bailey, Sr. MD: her daughters, Morgan (Jacob) Attaway and Jessica (Joshua) Davis; her son, Colin (Kaydee) Bailey; parents Richard and Sandra Benotti; siblings Steven (Louise) Benotti, Tamara (Tom) Evans and Mark (Laura) Benotti; her stepdaughters Deborah Little and Donna Bailey; her step-son, Robert Bailey, Jr; grandchildren, Alex, Ben, Kylie, Brielle, Rowan, Jacqueline, Jennifer, Trex, Rome, Tristan, Ashton, Macey, and Camber; great-grandchildren, Oliva and Michayla and nieces and nephews, Erin, Erik, Marissa, Brian, Elizabeth, Jack, Michael, Katherine, Devlin, Gregory and Lyndsay.
A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on May 11, 2013 at the Congregational Church of Temple, NH. All friends and relatives are invited come and share in a celebration of Rhonda's life.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Rhonda Bailey Music Scholarship Fund C/O Citizen's Bank, 500 W. Broadway, Farmington, New Mexico 87401.
Published in The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript on Mar. 12, 2013