Ray 'Dink' Rhodes
November 30, 1929 , Pitcher, Oklahoma
May 27, 2001 - Bend, Oregon
In Loving Memory
m. Lova Richards Rhodes, 1976, Las Vegas, Nevada
Ray "Dink" Rhodes of Bend died Sunday of natural causes. He was 71.
Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Niswonger, Reynolds & Tabor Funeral Home in Bend. graveside service will be held at 12 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Rhodes was born Nov. 29, 1925, in Pitcher, Okla.
He worked in construction and built homes. He also worked as a meat cutter.
He married Lova Richards in 1976, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Mr. Rhodes lived in Bend since 1976.
He enjoyed watching wildlife programs, cutting wood, baking, bowling and swimming.
Survivors include his wife, Lova of Bend; six sons, Michael, William, John, and Ray Jr., all of Las Vegas, Ora of Fremont, Calif., and Cary of Seoul, South Korea; six daughters, Ethel Rhodes, Lela Rhodes and Mariella Mathiasen, all of Las Vegas, Margie of Phoenix, Ariz., Raygenia of Gray, La., and Panna of Bend; and two sisters, Patricia Vandehey and Ora Anderson, both of Bend.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Vernon.
Niswonger, Reynolds & Tabor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Bend Bulletin