Randy Lee Rhodes
  • 63 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 9, 1949
  • Date of passing: Aug 23, 2012
Let the memory of Randy be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Randy Rhodes, 63, born on April 9, 1949 and passed away on August 23, 2012. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Charlie Wall on 10th April 2013

"RL, like Stan I can hardly believe it has been 8 months since we lost your presence and smiling face.  Cindy & I miss you and think of you often.  Stan is right, the memory will live on."

This tribute was added by Stan Horton on 9th April 2013

"RL, I can't believe we lost you almost eight months ago. It seems like yesterday to me, and life has not been the same without you. Sure miss those telephone calls and good laughs. We love you and your memory lives on."

This tribute was added by Diane Fitzhugh Johns on 9th April 2013

"Thinking of my friend, Randy, today.  Wonderful memories of laughs, great conversations.  April, I enjoyed our conversation on Saturday.  Hope your time Ruidoso was good!!!  Thinking about you today!!!"

This tribute was added by Karen Neal on 9th April 2013

"Just remembering Randy today, on his birthday and feeling very blessed that we got to spend his last one with him.  We enjoyed our time in Bar Harbor, the lobster feed and all the wonderful stories he was a master at telling.  Missing him   Karen & Mike"

This tribute was added by Gayle Worden on 9th April 2013

"In a birthday remembrance of a kind, gentle, loving man. And hugs for you April. ....."

This tribute was added by Ryan Knowles on 9th April 2013

"Thinking of you my friend.  So much to say to you, but I think we have covered it over the years.  Even though life took us in separate directions, I'll never forget your friendship and laughter.  I can still see your face staring up in amazement at the engines of the Saturn V.  Thank you for being part in my life, I am a better person because of you. 'See ya buddy'"

This tribute was added by Cindy Wall on 9th April 2013

"Happy Birthday to you in Heaven.  You are greatly missed.  Lots of school memories and reunion memories.  The Reunions will never be the same without him.  Thank you April for the memorial site.  It is a wonderful way to remember Randy."

This tribute was added by elmer estep on 9th April 2013

"Happy first birthday in heaven my friend. Will always remember the good times we had. Check out all the good fishing places in heaven and when I get there you can be my guide again. Love you brother"

This tribute was added by Kathy Reyes on 1st November 2012

"Beautiful,  April,  Randy was such a mellow and caring, easy going guy he will be forever remembered as such a good person. Magic happens when two hearts become connected , and memories can never be erased we love you"

This tribute was added by Brenda Nolet Myers on 13th September 2012

"More thanks to Randy's determination and efforts to 'gather in the flock!'  He was a great friend to all that knew him and proved just how much folks loved and respected him by the attendance at our last reunion.
So difficult to say goodbye, to let go...but he didn't part until he brought one more into our CHS family, you are ours forever now April.  God bless you."

This tribute was added by Dotty Small on 13th September 2012

"I worked with Randy when he worked for the Ellsworth Police Department as a dispatcher, he was so much fun and such a kind and caring person who loved every member of his family.  I am sad his life was short and my thoughts and prayers are with his family."

This tribute was added by April Cray Rhodes on 13th September 2012

"My friend Debbie from Tularosa, NM  sent this to me and I am passing it on....because it is exactly how I feel.

Paraphrasing from the musical Annie:

“How lucky I am to have had something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”"

This tribute was added by Kay Shaw on 6th September 2012

"April, this is beautiful.   Randy was such a great friend and he truly did reunite all of us.  Without his loving persistence, we would never have gotten all the classmates together to do even the first reunion -- must less the additional ones.  He was truly our class hero.  We will all miss him for his leadership, his kindness, and his never ending friendship."

This tribute was added by ray hess on 5th September 2012

"Randy was a very positive Man a fine artist and basketball player.
I'm sure he had many other skills. But the way I'll remember Randy,
he was always there to help others. With these great memories of a person, what more can you say. God Bless His Family. Ray Hess"

This tribute was added by Peggy Somers on 5th September 2012

"It is apparent what a great guy Randy was and how much he will be missed.  He worked so hard on the Clovis High website – reaching out to his former classmates and reconnecting us.  He also worked tirelessly on the reunions.  I made sure to thank him from time to time and I am so glad that I recently shared with him what a special man he was.  This is a great tribute to a deserving man."

This tribute was added by April Cray Rhodes on 1st September 2012

"Randy taught me so many things about basic carpentry, especially while we were refurbishing our complex on the river in Tularosa. As he struggled more with his illnesses, he would sit in a comfy chair and be my supervisor.   My motto soon became WWRD.  What Would Randy Do, when he wasn't able to supervise anymore. I have an angel for a project supervisor now. I miss him."

This tribute was added by Sheila Snyder Stevenson on 30th August 2012

"April, Thank you for this wonderful tribute to a really nice guy.  He put so much effort into the reunions.  He wanted to keep in touch with each of us and I appreciated that so much.  I did tell him so.  Randy will be missed by so many.  I can tell you right now, April, it won't be easy.   God bless you."

This tribute was added by Cindy Wall on 30th August 2012

"Randy was my very first boyfriend.  What a long time ago and what memories.  Randy always had a smile on his face and was always there with his "hugs".  April, I'm so very glad you are giving us the opportunity to remember this wonderful man.  I know you were so happy and I'm glad you got to share all of your dreams with him.  I will miss him too.  Take care and don't forget us."

This tribute was added by Stan Horton on 29th August 2012

"The one thing I will always remember about Randy is that he was always upbeat, creative and had a genuine love of life. Emily and I were on our way to see him in the hospital when he passed away. Coming into Las Cruces a rainbow appeared from the approximate location of the hospital where he left us. I could hear Randy saying "Hey partner, I'm ok and everything is going to be alright"."

This tribute was added by Lora Estep on 29th August 2012

"Dear April,
How wonderful of you to put this together not just as an honor to a wonderful man but also to share with friends and family. You and Randy both were such a god send after Jims accident. I could always count on a FB message from one or both of you to give strength and for that I will be forever greatful. (((hugz)))"

This tribute was added by Jeanne Emmerson on 29th August 2012

"Dear April - The photos of Randy, you, and other loved ones are wonderful.  What a happy life Randy had!  You and he share a special love that lives on. Thank you for this beautiful tribute.  Love, Jeanne"

This tribute was added by Diane Fitzhugh Johns on 28th August 2012

"What a beautiful memorial site to such a wonderful man.....Randy.  For many of us, he was the friend of our youth.  I'm proud to call him my friend since the early 60's in Clovis, NM.  It's been my honor to work closely with him to put together the past 3 CHS Grand Reunions!!!  I love him and will miss him so much.  My best to you, April!!!"

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