Shari Swofford Rhodes

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SHARI SWOFFORD RHODES Shari Swofford Rhodes, 71, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2009, at Christus St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico after a long struggle with cancer. She will be brought home to Paris, TX for a private burial at Evergreen Cemetery, beside her daughter, Stacy Rhodes Resch who died in 1988. A celebration of Shari's life will be held at a later date, to be announced. Shari worked for over 30 years in the film industry as a casting director, casting such movies as: Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Silverado, Tender Mercies and Terms of Endearment. She had been working in Albuquerque, NM in the area of television, casting: Crash, Breaking Bad and In Plain Sight. She was especially proud of being able to co-produce the movie "Man in the Moon", which was written by her dear friend, Jenny Wingfield. She was preceded in death by her father, Jewell Doyle Swofford; her brother, Timothy Clark Swofford; and her sister, Robin Swofford Engels; as well as her daughter, Stacy. She is survived by her mother, Elsie Julian of Paris, TX; son, Kenneth Doyle Rhodes of Los Angeles, CA; sisters: Phalia Blassingame and husband Jim of Paris, TX, Judy Young and husband Charles of Athens, GA; sister, Elyn Kahn and husband Roger of White, GA; brother, Mark Swofford and wife Deborah of Portland, OR; nieces, Susan Young of Santa Fe, NM, Jennifer Walsh of Athens, GA; and nephews, Wade Blassingame and Mark Blassingame and wife Jackie of Paris, TX; brother-in-law, Gene Engels of Sussex, NJ; and nephews: Ryan, Wade, and Jay Engels of Ithaca, NY and Sussex, NJ; three grand nieces, one grand nephew; and a host of dear friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Presbyterian Medical Services, Hospice Center, 1400 Chama Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87505.