Florence Gordon Rhoda

December 28, 1915
- March 08, 2011

MILO AND PARSONFIELD - Florence Gordon Rhoda, 95, wife of the late Henry Rhoda, passed away March 8, 2011, surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter. She was born Dec. 28, 1915, in Princeton, daughter of Edward Gordon and Libbie (Fogg) Gordon. She was a writer of poetry, loved music and played the piano until she passed. She was an inspiration to all who knew her for faith, loyalty and strength. She served her church in many capacities, including a six-year mission at the Mormon Temple, Washington, D.C., with her husband, Henry. She was married to Wendell Gross and had three children. Wendell was killed in World War II. She later married Henry Rhoda, who became a father to her three children. They also had a daughter together. Florence is survived by her children, Wendell Gross Jr., Robert Gross, Judith (Gross) Rosebush and Gail (Rhoda) Thibodeau; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings, Virgil Gordon, Ruth Dodd and Eunice Fraser. She was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Gordon; and her parents. A funeral service will be conducted 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bangor Road, Dover-Foxcroft. Burial will be in the spring in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery, Milo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pine Tree Hospice, 883 West Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. Arrangements are in the care of Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.

Published in Bangor Daily News on March 10, 2011

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