Bruce Alan “Aggie” Rhoades left the confines of his tired, earthly body to soar among the rainbows in The Summerlands on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.
Aggie was born on March 14, 1952 to Ben and Dora Rhoades in Denver, CO. The family moved to Ogden, Utah, when he was 8 years old. Aggie attended Ogden High School, graduating in 1969, and attended the University of Utah.
In his youth he was active in Ogden DeMolay. In adulthood he was a member in good standing of Weber Lodge #6, later Golden Spike Lodge.
He was an enthusiastic member of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) and Alcoholics Anonymous.
Aggie married Patrice Hazelton, SLC, in 1970. They were later divorced. He then married Kerrie Lee Lindquist and became the father of 2 daughters, Mollie and Aura. This marriage was later dissolved. In 1985 he married Jennifer Herndon, who, along with his daughters, was at his side at his passing.
He is survived by one brother, Charles (Jana) Rhoades of Peoria, AZ, niece Stephanie (Lynette Hendricks), nephew Shawn, his daughters Mollie Beth Rhoades, Ogden and Aura Lee Rhoades (Josh Chisholm) and granddaughter Kiraya Elizabeth Lee Rhoades.
Aggie will mostly be remembered for his kindness, his generosity, his patience. He LOVED people. He loved interacting with them, teaching them and helping them.
He will also be remembered for his homemade bread and his amazing garden that he shared with any and everyone.
He enjoyed gardening, fishing with his family and being in the great outdoors. He also, along with his wife, loved growing, cooking and serving fantastic food for family and friends. He also enjoyed dressing up as Father Christmas and interacting with people during the holidays.
Everything Aggie did was done with passion, diligence and enthusiasm. It was how he lived his entire life. He will be missed. In his own words: Sad but the truth- My lungs and my heart are losing ground. Soon I will be part of the rainbow. I have missed you but I thought I still had time. It was a good run! Hugs and love, Aggie
There will be a celebration of life on October 29th, 2:00pm, at Aggie’s and Jenn’s home (the farmette). There will be a very short program and then the traditional chili dinner will be served.
Jenn, Mollie and Aura would like to thank the doctors and staff at McKay Dee ICU for the EXCELLENT care. This includes the Palliative Care Department and the Chaplain.
As requested by Aggie, in lieu of flowers please donate to our widow's fund: https://account.venmo.com/u/Aura-Rhoades.