Rhoda Spidell

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Spidell, Rhoda Elizabeth



Rhoda Elizabeth Spidell, age 87, was a resident of both Albuquerque and Jemez Springs NM deceased on Mar 15, 2017. Rhoda was born in Memphis, TN on Dec 20, 1929 and was married to Everett Spidell (USN) for 65 years until his death in 2013. Rhoda and Everett traveled all over the world and retired to Jemez Springs in 1979. Rhoda described herself as a "stubborn on old woman" but her family and friends would say that she was a resilient, resourceful and a compassionate women who was always positive and ready to help others.

Rhoda is survived by three of her four children and their spouses and children: Everett Dee Spidell who is survived by his wife Shao Mei and son Sean Spidell; Rhonda and John Whitley, Gary and Kathe Spidell and Terri and Randy Pearson. Grandchildren include Jake and Jenny Quicksall (great-

grandchildren Abby and Allie) as well as Betsy and Matti Rowe (great-grandchild Hadley).

Rhoda will be buried beside her husband at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Wednesday, Mar 22, at 9:00 am. There will a "Celebration of Life" in June at Jemez Springs Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Road Runner Food Bank (rrfb.org) would be meaningful, as Rhoda was devoted to helping others by volunteering at the Jemez Springs Presbyterian Food Pantry.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 19, 2017