Lifelong Alaskan resident Louise Rhodes died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna from natural causes. She was 97.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
Mrs. Rhodes was born July 30, 1910, to Daniel and Mary Joseph in Douglas, Alaska. She is the longest living member of the Tlinget Aukquwon in Alaska. Her favorite hobby was sewing native beadwork.
"Louise loved her family with all that she was. She was a source of strength, compassion and laughter for everyone who knew her. She loved to travel and share her adventure with the world. We are all better people to have been blessed to have her in our lives. She will be missed more than words can say. A mother, an auntie, a grandmother and a great grandmother to a family that will love and honor her the rest of our lives," her family said.
Mrs. Rhodes was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Rhodes; great-granddaughter, Riley Lynn Rhodes-Zuck; daughter-in-law, Arlene Rhodes; brothers, Phillip Joseph and Paul Joseph; and sister, Katy Joseph.
She is survived her son, Dustin Joseph Rhodes; granddaughters, Wendy Crowell and her husband, Jason, and Crystal Rhodes; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Caitlin and Avery Crowell and Daniel Joseph Matero; nephews, Pete Tassell and Chuck Goodwin; nieces, Dorothy St. Clair, Mary Williams and Dolly Kavande; great-nephews, Ed Ezrre, Lizandro Ezrre, Joseph Tassell, Patrick Tassell, Paul Joseph, Richard Williams, Ben Williams, Sorrell Goodwin and Kele Goodwin; great-nieces, Alma Hunt, Delores Healy, Rosita Meyer, Tina St Clair, Catherine Joseph, Darlene Joseph and Vivian Williams; and many great-great-nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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