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Rhoda Edith Sutter Rarick
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Birth: Oct. 27, 1915
Glen Lyon
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 2008
Alexandria
Alexandria City
Virginia, USA

Rhoda was a real life "coal miner's daughter." After finishing high school, Rhoda worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the Highway Department in Harrisburg for several years. She met [then] SSG Wilmer E. Rarick on a bus home and later, after a short courtship, they married in Sept. 1942.

An original "Army Wife," over the course of 20 years Rhoda lived at Fort Belvoir, VA, Cooper, TX, Glen Lyon, PA (during WW II), Tokyo, JP, Heidelberg, GE, San Francisco, CA and finally settled in Alexandria, VA.

Rhoda was active in Baptist Temple Church in Alexandria, VA. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of the Samuel L. Derby Unit 556 in Frewsburg, NY

For her 60th birthday, Wilmer bought her a pair of roller skates, an activity she continued until after her 90th birthday. At 90, she was featured on the "Today Show" and in the Washington Post newspaper for her rollerskating. She was forced to stop when the rollerskating rink she attended was sold and subsequently closed.

Rhoda and Wilmer had two sons and one granddaughter. 
 
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 Parents:
  Adolph Henry Sutter (1894 - 1968)
  Anna Mae Elmy Sutter (1893 - 1988)
 
 Spouse:
  Wilmer Eugene Rarick (1920 - 1997)*
 
 Children:
  Wilmer Homan Rarick (1943 - 2016)*
 
 Siblings:
  Doris Roma Sutter Custer (1914 - 1994)*
  Rhoda Edith Sutter Rarick (1915 - 2008)
  Allen Adolph Sutter (1918 - 1986)*
  Warne William Sutter (1923 - 2000)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: American Legion Auxillary marker.
 
Burial:
Mount Comfort Cemetery
Alexandria
Fairfax County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Masonic Section, Lot 301, Grave 1
 
Created by: Jay Rarick
Record added: Jun 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27912715
Rhoda Edith <i>Sutter</i> Rarick
Added by: Jay Rarick
 
Rhoda Edith <i>Sutter</i> Rarick
Added by: Jay Rarick
 
Rhoda Edith <i>Sutter</i> Rarick
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Added by: Carol (Kunz) Hardman
 
 
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Samuel L. Derby Unit 556 of the American Legion Axillary in Frewsburg, NY
- Jay Rarick
 Added: Dec. 7, 2010
We miss you, Mom.
- Jay Rarick
 Added: Dec. 18, 2009
 
 
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