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It is with a mixture of both sorrow, and Joy, that we announce the reunion of Helen Lucille (Pate) Rhoades with her husband LaVern. Helen passed back into the Welcoming arms of her loved ones across the veil on July 8, 2019. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends here.
She was born in the then very small town of Mapleton Utah, on August 8, 1929. She was the 4th child of Joseph Leon Pate, and Francis Elizabeth (Strauser) Pate. She was well loved by her parents, and her 5 Siblings; Earl David Pate, George William Pate, Alvin Strauser Pate, Edna Mae (Pate) Cleveland, and Joseph Drexel Pate, all of whom have preceded her in death.
Helen married the love of her life, and eternal companion LaVern Alma Rhoades on August 6 th, 1948. In the Logan Utah temple. Their first home was in Grandview Utah, where they started raising raspberries, and children. They soon decided that the piece of ground they owned wasn’t big enough, and decided to trade it for a small 15-acre farm in Lindon Utah. Here, they would have plenty of room to raise crops and kids in the manner that they wanted. They brought 5 children into this world; Carl Eugene Rhoades, Katherine Rhoades, Peggy Ann (Rhoades) Thornton, Diane (Rhoades) Hepting, and Boyd Allen Rhoades. At the time of her passing, Helen had 26 grandchildren, and 74 Great Grandchildren. She dearly loved her husband and family. LaVern died in 2009, leaving Helen as a widow for the last 10 years of her life, but she endured the time well.
She has been an active, and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout her life, and has diligently served in many callings in Relief Society, Primary, Young Women’s, Scouting, and Sunday School. She never served at less than 100%. She always put her maximum effort into her callings, and the Lord blessed her with abilities beyond her own. After LaVern’s retirement, he and Helen served a mission among the American Indians in South Dakota.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Lindon Central Stake Center, 56 East 600 North, Lindon. A viewing will take place Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and on Monday from 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. prior to the funeral services at the church. Interment will be in the Lindon City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.