Rodney J. Wells

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ROCKINGHAM - Rodney Jon "Rod" Wells, 63, of Rockingham, Vermont, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Port Charlotte, Florida, after a three-year battle with cholangiocarcinoma, or bile duct cancer.
Rodney was born May 6, 1954, in Lebanon, New Hampshire, to Edwin and Marjorie (Neil) Wells. He graduated from Hartford High School in 1972 and held a Master Electrician's License in both Vermont and New Hampshire.
He worked in a variety of electrical construction and maintenance positions, most recently as an electrician for Vermont State Parks, which he retired from in 2015.
Rodney enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, geocaching and spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren. He'll be remembered for his sense of humor and being the one that family and friends could always rely on to help.
Rodney is survived by the love of his life, best friend, and wife of 36 years, Beverly (Burnham) Wells, of Rockingham; his two children Sadie Wells and her husband, Thomas LaCroix, of Canaan, New Hampshire, and Edwin Wells and his wife, Kimberly, of Rockingham; four grandchildren Owen and Sara McKinney, and Camden and Logan Wells; his father, Edwin Wells and wife Elizabeth, of West Hartford, Vermont; four siblings Timothy Wells, of Westminster, Gary Wells and his wife, Colleen, of West Lebanon, New Hampshire, Cheryl Gilbert and her husband, Steve, Lynda Hart and her husband, Randy, all of West Hartford, Vermont; several aunts and uncles, including Uncle Dan Wells and Aunt Joan "Joy" Soule, with whom he had special bonds; several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Marjorie (Neil) Wells, and a sister-in-law, Leslie (Kelton) Wells, who passed away on Feb. 9.
A remembrance will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation at or send a check by mail to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, 5526 West 13400 South #510, Herriman, UT 84096 identifying it as in memory of Rodney Wells.
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Published in Rutland Herald on Feb. 27, 2018