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Ida Elizabeth Matilda Rhoden


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Ida Elizabeth Matilda Rhoden Obituary
Ida Elizabeth Matilda Rhoden RIFTON- Ida Elizabeth Matilda Rhoden passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at the age of 99. Ida was born June 5, 1919 to Mary and John Smedman in Bronx, N.Y. Ida attended the Congregational Church in the Bronx, where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. Ida married her husband, Horace Rhoden in 1948. She worked at Ford Instrument Co. during the war as a draftsman. After the war, she continued her career as a draftsman for Johns Manville in New York City and later moved with the company to Denver, Colo., where she worked for 35 years. Ida retired from Johns Manville and moved to Rifton, N.Y., where she resided until 2013. In that year, she moved to Oro Valley, Ariz., where she resided until her death. Ida was preceded in death by her five siblings, Walter, Edward, Wilmot, Jean, and Elsie. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Robert) Owin; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and a nephew in the Kingston, N.Y., area. Ida enjoyed traveling. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at Vistoso Funeral Home, Oro Valley.
Published in the Daily Freeman on Feb. 12, 2019
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