a beautiful wife, mother, grandmother,daughter, sister, aunt and friend
Rhonda Kay McGuire
  • 56 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 30, 1955
  • Date of passing: Aug 2, 2012
Let the memory of Rhonda be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one,
Rhonda Kay McGuire was born December 30th, 1955 in Charleston, Illinois to Leonard and Donna Adams.
Rhonda passed away suddenly on the 2nd of August, 2012 at the young age of 56. She was a wonderful loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She opened her heart and her home to so many people throughout the years. She enjoyed showing how much she cared by baking cakes for the loved ones in her life and will always be remembered for those little things she did. Rhonda is proceeded by her father, Leonard Adams, and survived by her mother, Donna Adams; 2 sisters, Connie Watson and Terri Adams; a brother, Randy Adams; a loving husband, George McGuire; 4 children, Shannon Putman, Christopher Cope, Charles McGuire, and Nicole McGuire; 8 beautiful grandchildren, Tyler Cope, Timothy Swapp, Anthony Putman, Joleen Cope, Samantha Cope, Xavier McGuire, Alyssa Putman, and Aiden McGuire; and many more children, grandchildren and great grandchildren that may not have been blood but she’d always considered her own. Rhonda is truly loved and will be missed by many, leaving behind so much love that will live on in everyone lucky enough to know her.

We will be having a Celebration of Life for her:

Saturday August 11th 2012

Her home, 6943 W. Linda Sue lane Peoria AZ 85382

In lieu of flowers, feel free to make a donation to the hospice house in Rhonda’s name.
Hospice of Arizona Foundation
19820 N. 7th Ave Suite 130
Phoenix Az 85027   


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Shannon Putman on 3rd August 2017

"Momma, I cant believe its been 5 yrs since you left this earth. I miss you more then I could begin to express but I am so very grateful for 38 yrs of memories that make me smile through my tears. Mom, our family is unique in our closeness and strength and thanks to you none of us ever have or ever will go through anything this life throws our way alone. Your legacy continues to grow and prosper as life goes on and its because of you and the example you set for us that we have each found our way. We are survivors momma. You knew we would all be ok and i now know that was because you had spent 38yrs making sure of it. You are always in our thoughts and live forever in our hearts. I love you and I miss you so very much."

This tribute was added by nicole mcguire on 2nd August 2015

"It has been 3 years since we said our goodbyes but it feels like that sad day over again, I miss you so much and I just wish for one more moment with you to hug you and say I love you and it still hurts that I can't you are so loved and missed by everyone and we are all greatful for the moments we had with you and they live on in all of us! Love you momma!!"

This tribute was added by Chuck McGuire on 30th December 2013

"Happy birthday momma.  We all love and miss you so much."

This tribute was added by bobby lou watson on 7th November 2012

"Dear Rhonda, just heard . For the short time that i knew you all i can remember is being at your house of course in the kitchen cooking laughing telling stories and making wonderful memories. Thank you for being kind and loving towards me and accepting me into the the watson family. You will be missed deeply. I love you!  :'( .  I will always carrye you in my heart and my memories."

This tribute was added by Shannon Putman on 2nd September 2012

"I miss you more then I even have the words to express its been a month today since you passed and the whole in my heart is overwhelming at times.  Mom, thank you for always being there for me and for loving me through so much in my 38 yrs. You live on in our hearts and memories forever and always.
I love you momma"

This tribute was added by Lyndee Brown Pellettiere-Swapp on 15th August 2012

"There are no words to make the pain easier on your family. I know this as I had to hear them when my dad passed at age 58.  What you can take peace in is knowing Rhonda is always with you. Unfortunately I only got 6 years with her. But during that time she opened her heart and love made me feel truly welcome and for that I will be forever grateful. Rhonda you have touched so many lives RIP"

This tribute was added by Sheryl Clem on 9th August 2012

"I wanted to leave a little note for you to say goodbye, I wished I could have seen you when I was in Az. Last year I really should have made a point too talk to you here on Facebook more ! Sounds like you were a beautiful and loved person ....just like your mom and sisters . at least we know your up there with the angels
Your cousin , Sheryl"

This tribute was added by Connie Watson on 9th August 2012

"Hey Sis,
Life has forever changed for me. There is no words to describe how I am feeling. I am really mad, sad, lost. I know you would say it's going to be ok because you kept telling me that when you where in the hospital. Just please know that I love you very much and I will never forget you. My best friend my Sister!!"

This tribute was added by Judy Price on 8th August 2012

"We got to know you & your children when we spent time in Phoenix.  I know you will be missed but God took you for a reason & we will all be together in gods world someday.  I just wish we could have lived closer to you & your wonderful children & grandchildren.  They all grew up too fast. You will always be in my heart  & we love you.  Till we meet in heven.  Aunt Judy & Uncle Lester"

This tribute was added by Laurel Phares on 8th August 2012

"Dear Rhonda,
I was blessed to have known you. My heart goes out to all the family. You were so sweet to me, and I just don't knnow how one person can have so much room in their heart, but you never seemed to run out of patience, energy, or time for anyone you crossed paths with. I have always admired you. I miss you."

This tribute was added by Chuck McGuire on 8th August 2012

"Dearest mama,
Words can't describe the void left in my heart by your passing. It makes me so sad to know that you will not have a chance to watch Aiden grow. You were taken away too soon. But your legacy will live on with each and every one of us lucky enough to have shared precious time with you. Love and miss you so very much."

This tribute was added by Destini Workman on 7th August 2012

"" Dear Aunt Rhonda,
  Thank you for blessing me with the privilege of knowing you and inheriting you as my Aunt. You will always have a special place in my heart. Your smile will continue to shine.
Love you!"

This tribute was added by Sharon Cope Irvine Hadler on 7th August 2012

"Dear Rhonda, you came into my life many years ago and have been there ever since. God gave you the spirit of kindness, caring and love. A couple months after I lost my mom, you came to my house with a beautiful gift just to say "I love you" I will never forget that act of kindness and will cherish those little plaques always! You touched many and will be greatly missed. Love ya!   RIP"

This tribute was added by Calvin Cassada on 7th August 2012

"Dear Rhonda,                                                                                                                                  
     It was a privilege to witness your final days.Under the most difficult time you held your spirit,humor and love. It was an honor to share your life.You hold a special place in my heart,now and forever."

This tribute was added by nicole mcguire on 7th August 2012

"Dear Momma,
  I miss you so much having you in my life always has been a blessing and I am lucky to have you as my mom, watching you slip away was the hardest thing I have ever done but knowing you are at peace calms my heart a little and I will always keep you there
Love you momma!!!"

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