Catherine Marie Rhoads
Nov. 8, 1915 – April 16, 2014
Catherine "Katie" Rhoads was 98 years old when she peacefully passed away at her home in Stallion Springs. Katie was affectionately known as "Fuzz" by all who loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Robert E. Rhoads, Sr.
Katie was born in Harrisburg (Progress), Pa. to Sebastian J. and Catherine M. Schmidt. She was one of six children and is survived by her oldest brother, Sebastian J. Schmidt, Jr. who is 101 years old and still resides in Harrisburg. Katie and Bob are survived by their three children, Robert E. Rhoads, Jr. of Marietta, Ga., Sandra J. Ence of St. George, Utah and Tammy L. Ramirez of Stallion Springs. They are also survived by 10 grandchildren and many great, great grandchildren.
Katie was a member of The Eastern Star. She was an avid bowler who bowled on leagues until she was 90 years old. She also was an accomplished seamstress who made everything from uniforms for the high school cheerleaders to recovering furniture. She was also an incredible cook and baker and all family members are grateful for her delicious recipes.
Katie and Bob enjoyed travel and moved to Denver, Colo. in 1978 and then to Victor, Mont. in 1990. Following Bob's death, Katie moved to Stevensville, Mont. in 1997 and then to St. George, Utah in 2001 to be closer to her daughter Sandy and her family. In 2006 Katie moved to Stallion Springs to live with her daughter Tammy and son-in-law Jesse Ramirez. Katie was very social and loved being around people. She was welcomed into the community by all and was a member of The Stallion Springs Community Church. She had a special friend in Kathleen Bloom who "entertained" her every Monday for which our family is truly grateful. She also leaves all her friends in her Bunco group with great memories and lots of stories!
Our family would like to express our deepest thanks and appreciation to Optimal Hospice. Lyda, Breanna and Yvonne are three incredible people. Gratitude for the caring, love and respect they showed our Mother is impossible to express. They made a huge impact on all our lives in a very short period of time.
We will all miss you "Fuzz".