Rhoden / Frey
Gary T. Rhoden
Gary T. Rhoden passed away on Jan. 13, 2007, at the age of 63. He was born April 13, 1943, in Madison, S.D.
He leaves behind his wife, Nancy; his two daughters, Alecia Mooney of Kingman and Gina Shaver of Sioux Falls, S.D., and four grandchildren.
He has a brother, Charles Rhoden, and a sister, Marles Johnson, who live in Washington state.
Gary was the branch manager of AJS Insurance Services in Kingman. He was also a Rotarian and a member of Kingman's Downtown Merchants Association. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, at Praise Chapel, 419 Harrison St.
Longtime Kingman resident Jean Frey (née Lane) passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, surrounded by her beloved friends and family.
She is survived by her sister, Sally Rogers (Wes) of Cincinnati; daughter, Kathy Rogers (Del) of Reno, Nev.; son, Fred Keller (Nancy) of Wildwood, Mo.; granddaughter, Susan Keller-Garcia of New Orleans; grandsons, Kent and Richard Keller of Wildwood and Jon Martin of Auburn, Wash.
Jean's friends are too numerous to list, but Robin Mosby, Trudy Rich, Janice Hardy and Mandy Vela held special places in her heart.
Jean was born Aug. 10, 1926, in Ohio to John and Luella Lane. She graduated from Stuyvesant High School where she was prom queen and a tennis player. She was the first female permitted by the Dayton School Board to play a varsity sport.
She briefly studied engineering at the University of Dayton before marrying Don Keller, her high school sweetheart, in 1944.
In 1959, the family moved to Kingman. After Don's death in 1977, Jean moved to the Hualapai Mountains and married Roy Frey. She lived a full and independent life.
Jean worked for the Mohave County Board of Supervisors and for a time co-owned a Southwestern art store in town. She spent many happy years working for Robin Mosby, CPA.
As a founding member of Grace Lutheran Church, Jean shared memories of services held in a house and local mortuary before the first church building was constructed.
Jean was past matron of Eastern Star, and a volunteer at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, at Grace Lutheran Church, 2101 Harrison St.