Wm. Frank Rhodes, 95, passed away Oct. 10, 2004, in Pueblo, Colorado. Born in Green Forest, Ark., June 1, 1909, to Wm. Ray Rhodes and Carrie Owens. Frank grew up on the family farm in Granada, Colo. He later moved to Pueblo and graduated from Central High School in 1926. During his working years, he built over 400 homes in the area. Frank was a Sergeant in U.S. Army during WWII, where his specialty was the repair of Norden gun sites. He was an accomplished pianist, inventor, lifemaster bridge player and life member of Pueblo Lodge No. 90, BPOE. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 60 years, Jennie Layne, in 1996; and his sister, Glenna. He is survived by his brother, Dick Rhodes; sister-in-law, Marie; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. . Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. My wife and I have had the honor of knowing Mr. Rhodes for 12 years, since he came to retexture the interior walls of our home, at age 83–without an assistant. He did a beautiful job, pausing only to play our daughter’s piano and to check on his wife Jenny. As his physician for the last 8 years, we enjoyed many discussions about how things worked, or didn’t. This honorable man will be missed, and we will strive for the quality in our work that he achieved in his.

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