Lisa A Rhodes – Kennedy
On October 4th, 2021 Lisa passed away losing her battle with cancer. She put up a good fight and stayed positive until the end. Lisa is the daughter of Larry Rhodes and Betty Schell Hitt, born March 17th, 1964. Lisa was the second child, joining older brother Doug Rhodes one day before Doug turned one year old. Doug used to tell friends and family that for one day him and Lisa were the same age.
Lisa is survived by her life partner Tabb Kennedy, daughter Kaila Gibson, son Jake
Kennedy his life partner Kari Loeffler and a grandson Landon, mother Betty Hitt,
stepfather Jim Hitt, stepmother Nanette Truelsen Rhodes, brother Doug Rhodes, niece
Ashlee Rhodes, great niece Skylar and nephew Taylor Rhodes. Lisa is also survived by
many aunts, uncles and cousins. She is preceded in death by her father Larry Rhodes in 2017 and several grandparents.
Lisa grew up in Cambridge, Idaho where she attended school and became life friends with so many. Her accomplishments were many in her high school times from Future Homemakers of America, Pep Club, Most Peculiar Laugh, Homecoming Queen 1982, Basketball with 1982 All-Star to add to her long list of successes. Lisa loved a good time and she loved her family, she loved people and visiting with them. She loved to travel, she went on many cruises with family and friends. She loved Disney World, she tried to go as often as possible with her lifelong friend Scott Keith. It is a trip they both enjoyed. She loved hunting and fishing with Tabb, Kaila, Jake, Kari and Landon, it was a big part of their lives. She would visit with her brother Doug and take in a local rodeo, concert or fair. Lisa would tell you she was “daddy’s girl” and when she lost her dad in 2017, it broke her heart. Lisa loved sitting and visiting with
her mom, whether it be a phone call to check in or a trip to Nampa to sit and visit with her mom, many hugs and snacks were exchanged.
Lisa lived in many places but called Grangeville her home with her children and grandchild. She traveled to Cambridge to visit her dad often and to Nampa to visit her mom. She worked in many different professions but finally landed a job for
the local hospital, where she worked in housekeeping and enjoyed her job. She relocated to Caldwell in 2019 but quickly returned to Grangeville to be closer to her children and was able to return to the hospital, luckily her position had not
been filled and she picked up right where she left off. Lisa’s request was to be cremated and her ashes spread with her father and grandfather’s. She did not want any type of service but just wanted people to remember the good times that you shared with her. A note from the family, they want you all to know how much they appreciate your support, the many fundraisers, checking in on Lisa, your many prayers and endless offers of help. It is greatly appreciated. Thank you!