Obituary of Rhonda Lou Smith
Rhonda Lou Smith
April 9, 1955 - April 16, 2022
It is with great sadness that we say good bye to our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Rhonda Lou Smith of Greeley, CO. She was called home on April 16, 2022. Rhonda was born on April 9, 1955 to Arlene and Robert (Bob) Scoville in Kearney, NE.She graduated from Brush High School in Brush, CO in 1973. Rhonda attended the University of Northern Colorado and obtained a Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree in 1977. After obtaining her degree, she moved to Springfield, CO and worked in the hospital for 2 years. While there, she met, and married, her first husband, Scott Barler. Rhonda and Scott moved to Montrose, CO where Rhonda worked in the Montrose Hospital for 4 years. Two children, Tiffany Catherine Barler and Travis Scott Barler were born while they lived there. Scott passed away while in Montrose, so Rhonda moved to Greeley, CO and began work at North Colorado Medical Center. She met, and eventually married the love of her life, Bob Smith in 1984. Bob adopted her two children and changed their last name to Smith.
Rhonda worked at NCMC, mostly in the Intensive Care Unit, for 25 years where she earned several honors. She transferred to Medical Center of the Rockies shortly after they opened and worked in the Intensive Care Unit for 4years. She finished her career at Longmont United Hospital working in the Intensive Care Unit. Rhonda's heart and soul was nursing. She gave everything she could to her patients and their families. Throughout her career, she battled rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and other diseases before developing rheumatoid fibrosis which forced her into retirement.
Rhonda's main enjoyment in life were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling to many wonderful places with her husband and friends. Rhonda is survived by her husband, Bob Smith, of 38 years, one son - Travis Scott Smith, two step children - Tina Marie Smith and Eric Robert Smith (Lenore), 11 grandchildren, 5 great- grandchildren, 3 sisters (Saundra Hunt, Brenda Brautigan and Tamara Scoville), 1 brother (Robert Scoville) and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Rhonda is preceded in her death by 1 daughter, her mother, her father, step-mother, grandmothers and grandfathers.
Please send memorial contributions to Adamson Life Celebration Home, which they will then forward to the family. The donations will be distributed to multiple charities.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday April 26th, 2022 at Our Saviors Lutheran in Greeley, beginning at 10:00 AM, followed by the burial at Linn Grove Cemetery at 12:00 PM. A reception will be held at 1:00 PM at Our Saviors Lutheran Church.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Rhonda Smith, please visit Tribute Store