Dorene B. Rhoads

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Dorene B. Rhoads, 69, of Dallas, passed away from ovarian cancer on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at her residence.

Born in Berkeley, Calif., she was a daughter of the late Paul and Ada Bernece Russell Lindstrom. She was a graduate of Berkeley High School and attended Westmont College. She was a graduate of Chico State University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing.

Dorene worked in San Francisco, Berkeley and Pittsburgh hospitals, in the U.S. Army hospital in Bad Canstatt, Germany, and finally at Hershey Medical Center.

Dorene was a member of the Trucksville United Methodist Church.

Dorene's faith was paramount. She attended Bible studies with friends, taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school in Berkeley, Pittsburgh, Annville, Pa., and Trucksville.

Her family, travel, photography, cooking, music, flowers and birds were among her lifelong interests. She was an artist by avocation, especially fond of watercolor painting and papercutting art. She was among the charter members and was active in The Guild of American Papercutters for 25 years.

In 2006, she went to Mississippi as a Salvation Army disaster volunteer post-Hurricane Katrina. Shortly thereafter, she was diagnosed with cancer. She was a 7 1/2-year survivor, always with courage and determination.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. John M. Rhoads, Dallas; sons, Jonathan and his wife, Virginia, Pittsburgh, and Christopher, Portland, Ore.; sisters, Donna and her husband, Wayne Anderson, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Doris and her husband, Grant Morgan, Sacramento, Calif.; sister-in-law, Gerry Rhoads, Pittsburgh; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held 11:15 a.m. Sept. 28 from the Trucksville United Methodist Church. Friends may call 10 a.m. until time of service.

Donations in Dorene's name may be made to the donor's local chapter of the .

Arrangements are under the direction of the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas.
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Published in Times Leader on Sept. 6, 2013
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