Maria (Dorothy) Rhone, 1938-2018 |

Maria (Dorothy) Rhone, 1938-2018


Maria Faviola Dorothy Rhone passed away peacefully on Sept. 7 in Estes Park.

The oldest of nine children of Fred and Faustina Pacheco, she was born on April 28, 1938 in Lobatos. She graduated from the eighth grade in the Tabernash school system and the 12th grade at Middle Park Union High School.

After graduation she worked as a telephone operator at Mountain Bell in Granby. She met John Rhone while in high school and in 1961 they married at St. Anne’s Church in Grand Lake.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John Henry Rhone, a son Dirk Andrew, a brother Edward, and a brother-in-law Delbert Hillman. She is survived by a son, Aron Rhone of Grand Lake, a daughter Rema Rhone Beblowski (Tony) of Grand Prairie, Texas, and a son, Kyle Rhone (Stephanie) of Granby. She included and treated Shane White (Amy), her son Kyle’s longtime friend, as her son as well. She was a proud Grandma to Alexander, Sydney, Nick and Bayln Rhone and Braden Beblowski. She is also survived by seven siblings, Lucille Hillman (Delbert, deceased), Ernie Pacheco (Jeannette), June Conn, Irene Gray (Terry), Sally Blea (Bobby), Phillip Pacheco (Jeanette), Lawrence Pacheco (Terri), and one deceased brother Edward Pacheco (Kathy). There are too many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews to list, but was loved dearly by all of them.

Dorothy touched many people during her life and loved nothing more than visiting with family and friends. Her hobbies included cross stitch projects and reading a good book. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23, commencing at 2 p.m. at Church of the Eternal Hills outside of Tabernash.

Because of her love for reading, the family requests any donations be made to the Grand Lake Library.

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