Roger Burner Rhodes
Roger Burner Rhodes, passed away on January 9, 2021, after a year long stoic battle with brain cancer. He was born in Oregon City, Oregon, February 07, 1953 to Cecile (Bouse) Rhodes and the late Earl Rhodes.
Roger was raised and graduated high school in Oregon City, OR. He later joined the US Army in 1975 and served 20 years before retiring and settling down with his family in Colorado Springs, CO. He then became a real estate agent until joining the US Postal Service as a mail carrier from which he retired in 2015.
Roger was diagnosed with Grade 4 Glioblastoma cancer in January 2020. He endured all prescribed treatments with bravery, strength, and loving support of his family. One of his last requests was to let everyone know he loves them always.
Roger enjoyed hunting, fishing, exploring, rockhounding, and beachcombing. He was a loving, devoted family man. His charm, humor, love and companionship will be sorely missed.
Roger was preceded in death by father Earl Rhodes, step father Roy Pearson, stepdaughter Tiegan Burress and stepson Michael Burress.
He is survived by his wife Norma Alexander-Rhodes, Son- Justin (Barbara) Rhodes, Daughter- Dana (Billy) Vigil, Former Spouse Kyong Rhodes, Step daughter Aja Alexander, Grandchildren - Kaylene, Leland, Ashton, Cruz and Elias, Mother-Cecile Pearson, Sisters April Rhodes, Connie (Tom) Koppang, Step sister-Lorna (Dale) Lane, Step Brothers- John (Diana) Pearson and Brian Pearson, and many extended family and friends.
Due to Roger's wish that everyone stays healthy there will not be a formal service. Arrangements are being made for military honors and a placard placed in the Pikes Peak National Cemetery. Correspondence to the Rhodes Family can be sent to 7546 Duck Hawk Pl, Fountain CO 80817
In Lieu of flowers please consider donating to Glioblastoma Research Organization- gbmresearch.org.