Rhoda Vera Skeet
1967 - 2019
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Rhoda Vera Skeet was born January 14th, 1967 at the Gallup Indian Medical Center. She died quietly, in her sleep, listening to 'Dancing Queen' by ABBA on December 17th, 2019, in Durango, Colorado. Rhoda grew up on the Navajo Nation and joined the Marine Corps after high school. She was stationed at Headquarters Marine Corps, in Arlington, Virginia, where she met William Emerson, whom she married and had two children with. After their divorce, Rhoda went back to school and earned her degree in Telecommunications from Eastern Michigan University. Rhoda then went back to the reservation to take of her parents. It was during this time when she opened up a Frybread stand on Cousins Rd to better love and serve her community. After her parents passing, she went back to school and earned a degree in Marketing from Fort Lewis College.

Rhoda was preceded in death by her parents, Tommy and Nelly Skeet, and her sisters, Etta and Sarah. She is survived by her two children, Joshua and Hozhoo, her brothers, Ben, Ernie, Ray, James, and Phil, and her sister, Loretta. There will be two memorial services to honor her memory: January 18th at 12PM at Broken Arrow Bible Ranch in Vanderwagen, NM and January 19th at 3PM at Irish Embassy Underground in Durango, CO.

Rhoda was a warm and loving person, quick to laugh and inclusive to everyone around her. She was a bright light to everyone she met and the world is a little bit dimmer now that she is gone. Rhoda was beloved and she will be missed. Rhoda Vera Skeet



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Published in Pine River Times on Jan. 13, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JAN
18
Memorial service
12:00 PM
Broken Arrow Bible Ranch
JAN
19
Memorial service
03:00 PM
Irish Embassy Underground
MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
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January 22, 2020
Rhoda was my best friend and sister. Our birthday was on the same day but one year apart. She was very tough growing up around 5 brothers and being the only veteran. We loved the great outdoors. I felt we could read each other's mind being miles apart thinking about craving the same food or thinking about what we did when growing up. She is always in my heart and I will miss her
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Brother (dude) Phil
Phil Skeet
January 17, 2020
I remember you in bootcamp, rest easy sister Marine.


Alicia Cruz Saint-James
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January 15, 2020
Rhoda was such a positive force in my life and anyone she met. She gave the best hugs ever! Nothing stopped her - she was ambitious, energetic, loving, caring, talented, tenacious, compassionate, giving, and a spiritual being. She is truly missed.
Dian Jenkins
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