Mary L Rhodes

May 18, 1932 ~ January 11, 2021 (age 88)

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Mary L. Rhodes (Mary Lew) of Westminster, MD, passed away on January 11, 2021. She was the daughter of Edward Humphreys and Mary E Breeden Humphreys.

She is survived by her three children, Robert C Krueger, Kenneth C. Krueger, and Donna Lynn Watkins. She is also survived by four stepchildren, Sherry L Rhodes, Janet R. Rhodes, Bruce L. Rhodes, and Brandy A. Getz, a sister Evelyn Harris, six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Robert W. Rhodes who died August 25, 2019.

She was a graduate of Calvert High School and went to work at the FBI, then NRL, moving with the group that became NASA, Goddard. She spent the rest of her career at the Goddard Space Flight Center; first as a secretary and then as a contract specialist. She loved working with the aeronautical group that helped put man into space. She was an avid reader, loved skiing, and playing duplicate bridge. Having grown up on the Chesapeake Bay, she particularly loved swimming, boating, and fishing with her children and grandchildren. As an adult, Deep Creek Lake and the Maine Coast were favorite places to spend time.  She loved her family and friends dearly, and some of her final words were, “Tell everyone I love them.”

Date and time to be determined for private cremation services at Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services, 254 E. Main St., Westminster.

Donations may be made to the National MS Society or the American Cancer Society.

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