Dr. Leland Enoch Rhodes

November 21, 1939 ~ May 21, 2021 (age 81)

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Dr. Leland Enoch Rhodes of Phoenix Arizona passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021 Lee was born in Watertown South Dakota on November 21, 1939 to Bill and Evelyn Rhodes.  He grew up with his sister Carol and his two twin brothers John and Paul. As a teen he loved spending his time on the football field and with his high school sweetheart, Shari Dawn Jackson, who he later married.  They have been married for 60 years.  Lee and Shari moved to Laramie, Wyoming where Lee attended the University Of Wyoming and received a BA of Education in May of 1962. Next, they moved to Salt Lake City Utah where Lee attended the University Of Utah and received his PHD in Psychology in August of 1967. Lee was offered a Psychology position at the Veterans Hospital in Phoenix Arizona in September of 1967. After working at the VA Hospital for 34 years he retired in January 2001.  Lee enjoyed attending Cardinals football games (or really anything football related), racquetball, backyard BBQ’s, working on the computer, and taking the RV to San Diego California to escape the Arizona summers.  Lee leaves behind his loving wife Shari, son David (JoAnn), grandson Isaiah and son Mark., his sister Carol, twin brothers Paul(Alyce) and John along with many nephews,  nieces, cousins and friends.  The family will be holding a private interment service. Please keep Lee and his family in your thoughts and prayers.


“When tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand that an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand. The angel said my place was ready in heaven far above and that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But when I walked thru Heaven’s Gates, I felt so much at home for God looked down, smiled at me, and told me, “Welcome home.” So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me, I'm right there in your heart"  - David M Romano


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