Long-time resident of Corrales Rhea Rhodes died January 27 in Sedona, Arizona. She was 96.

Her watercolor painting were exhibited in France, Germany and Italy, as well as in the United States. In 1982, her work was featured in American Artist magazine.

After high school in Salt Lake City, she studied commercial art there and at the University of California Los Angeles. She moved to Corrales in 1967.

She is survived by children Nancy Louise Rhodes of Sedona and John Blair Rhodes of Amarillo, as well as brother Blaine Ricks Wilson. A memorial service was held in Sedona in early February.

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