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Roland “Bud” Rhees

03/18/1928 - 07/01/2011

Rhees, Roland J.(Bud), 83 of Mesa, passed away July 1st in Mesa, AZ.

Born March 18, 1928 in Pleasant View, UT to Leland and Leona

Holmes Rhees. Roland served in the military in Korea. Following his

military service he served as a full-time missionary in the Western

Canadian Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He married Vernice Bennett on November 28, 1950 in the Cardston,

Alberta LDS Temple. Roland was employed for 35 years at the Utah

Power & Light Company and, at the time of his

retirement in 1985, he held the position of Regional Manager over the

Utah Power & Light’s Idaho Division.

To begin retirement, Roland started and operated a Christmas Tree farm

for 10 years that produced more love and joy than revenues.

However, he did receive the prestigious Forest Stewardship

Achievement Award.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister Alta, and a brother Jay,

He is survived by his wife Vernice, a loving companion of 60 years,

two daughters Ann Rhees Brown (Bruce), Kathryn Rhees Bowen,

(Bruce), and two sons Brent Rhees (Karen), Scott Rhees (Belle),

A sister Marilyn Rhees Woodbury, and a sister-in-law Connie Rhees, 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services 11:00a.m.,Wednesday, July 6th, at the LDS Hawes Ward, 2265 S. Hawes Rd, Mesa, AZ with visitation 1 hour prior. Burial at the Mountain View Memorial Cemetery 7900 E. Main St. Mesa. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Perpetual Education Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


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