Elizabeth “Beth” Rhodes, 85, of Marco Island, Florida, died June 7, 2000. She was a former Haines resident, the daughter of Lena Maxwell and Callie Fisher and a graduate of Linfield College in McMinnville.
She was a staff sergeant in the Women’s Army Corps during WWII. She is survived by a devoted husband, John, of 53 years; daughter Susan Rhodes of Seattle; step-daughter, Sally Rickert of Boulder, Colorado; and a brother John Fisher of Haines.
John Rhodes generously donated the necessary funds to complete the cost of construction of the new wing of the Art League building in Marco Island, bequeathed in memory of his wife. The new addition will be tentatively called the “Beth Rhodes Center for Art Education,” so named for the lovely, friendly and outgoing benefactor who had such a great interest in art.
She was outstanding in her quilt stitching and designs. The family requested no flowers or memorial contributions. Burial was attended by members of the immediate family.
The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, Thurs. Sept. 21,2000
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor