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Rhonda M. Dees Passes


Mrs. Rhonda Moon Dees, 56, of 201 Litchfield Place, Fayetteville, succumbed to metastatic breast cancer in her home, Wednesday, April 5, 2006, after a long period of illness.

Rhonda was preceded in death by her parents, Pat Eugene and Ruby Lee Moon.

A memorial service will be held at Highland Presbyterian Church,
Saturday, April 8, 2006, at 11 a.m., with Dr. Ernest Johnson and Dr. Curtis Christian officiating. Entombment will follow at Highland Presbyterian Church Columbarium.

The family will receive friends at the church after the memorial service Saturday.

Rhonda is survived by her husband, Wilbur Dees; a daughter, Sarah Jo Dees; two stepdaughters, Kim Dees Driggers of Hope Mills and Joy Dees Pitt of Fayetteville; her brother, Ronald P. Moon and wife Guydene of Amarillo, Texas; as well as numerous other family members.

Rhonda had an insatiable passion for sports, books, gardening, sewing and water color painting. She also possessed a great love and understanding of animals, particularly horses and dogs and for the love that each gives back.

Her daughter, Sarah was a top saddle seat equitation rider under the tutelage of Liz McBride-Jones in the 1990’s, riding CH Spirited Wing, CH Supreme Roman, What A Wise Guy, Fashionaire, and CH Epcot Center to wins at Louisville and major shows across the country. In her final year of equitation, Sarah was top-10 in UPHA Challenge Cup and AHSA Medal finals at
Kansas City. Rhonda was her daughter's biggest supporter and could be seen enjoying her many friends at Sarah’s shows.

Rhonda was a 1979 graduate of
Methodist College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree with cum laude honors.

Rhonda was a member of Highland Presbyterian Church and was a corporate financial officer for WEDTEC in
Pennsylvania. She was past chairperson of the Fayetteville Academy Board of Trustees and was a member of the LaFayette Garden Club and the local Book Nuts Book Club.

Memorials may be made to Highland Presbyterian Church,
111 Highland Ave., Fayetteville, NC 28305 or to Duke Cancer Patient Support Program, DUMC, 3139, Durham, NC 27710 or to Fayetteville Academy Endowment Fund, 3200 Cliffdale Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303.

Services entrusted to Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service.


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