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Rhonda Angeline Porter Harmon
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Birth: May 25, 1928
Saugus
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 4, 2012
California, USA

May 25, 1928-Nov. 4, 2012
Concord
RHODA ANGELINE HARMON PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY AT HOME AFTER A SHORT BATTLE WITH CANCER IN THE EARLY HOURS OF SUNDAY 11/4. SHE WAS BORN IN SAUGUS, MA TO LOUIS MARTHA PORTER. RHODA GREW UP IN MA WHERE HER FATHER OWNED A DONUT SHOP. SHE MET HER HUSBAND OF 64 YEARS, ERNEST "BUD" HARMON, WHEN SHE WAS 18 AFTER HE RETURNED HOME FROM WWII WITH A PURPLE HEART. HE THOUGHT SHE WAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL HE'D EVER SEEN AND SHE LIKED HIM BECAUSE HE COULD DANCE. THEY WERE MARRIED IN 1948 IN SAUGUS AND MOVED TO ANAHEIM, CA IN 1956 WITH THEIR TWO CHILDREN, STEPHEN BRADFORD. IN 1969, THE FAMILY RELOCATED TO CONCORD, CA WHERE THEY SETTLED FOR THE PAST 43 YEARS.
RHODA WAS A DEVOTED WIFE, LOVING MOTHER, WONDERFUL "NANA". SHE HAD A PASSION FOR DANCE SO HER AND BUD ENJOYED BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS FOR MANY YEARS. SHE LOVED FRANK SINATRA IMMENSELY AND WAS ABLE TO ATTEND MANY OF HIS SHOWS. SHE NEVER LOST HER LOVE OF NEW ENGLAND - PARTICULARLY MASSACHUSETTS.
RHODA IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND ... RHODA IS PREDECEASED BY HER YOUNGEST SON, BRADFORD, AND HER SISTER, HELEN LONG.
DONATIONS MAY BE MADE TO THE VA HOSPITAL IN MARTINEZ, CA OR TO THE AMERICAN MACULAR DEGENERATION FOUNDATION. FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE INVITED TO A GRAVESIDE MEMORIAL SERVICE ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012, 1:00PM AT OAKMONT MEMORIAL PARK, 2099 RELIEZ VALLEY ROAD, LAFAYETTE, CA
Contra Costa Times, November 7, 2012 
 
Burial:
Oakmont Memorial Park
Lafayette
Contra Costa County
California, USA
 
Created by: Janet
Record added: Nov 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101225329
Rhonda Angeline <i>Porter</i> Harmon
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