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Rhodora Mann

Born: 
Tuesday, July 7, 1953
Died: 
Friday, July 29, 2022
Birthplace: 
Ft. Lewis, WA
Service Information: 
Per Rhodora's wishes there will not be a service. The families will be gathering on future dates to Celebrate the joyful life of Rhodora.

Rhodora Francisca "CHIP"(Aquino) Mann succumbed to cancer on July 29, 2022. Rhodora was born on July 7, 1953 at Madigan Army Hospital, Ft. Lewis, WA, the daughter of Victor Aquino Sr and Estelita Aquino. She grew up in Lakewood and graduated from Clover Park High in 1971. She graduated from Western Washington University in 1978, worked briefly for Fast Eddie's Tavern, Seattle First National Bank and then began a long and distinguished career as a social worker for DSHS. She retired in 2016 as a Civil Investigator for Adult Protective Services. 
Rhodora is survived by her son Jordan Mann, former husband Ranny Mann, sister Emily Patterson, husband Ray, sister Florence McGlaughlin, husband Alan, brother Victor Aquino Jr, spouse Mary, nephews Brandon and Billy Patterson, nephews Bryan and Nathan McGlaughlin, nephew Max Aquino, niece Flannery Wilcox and many other family members.

Rhodora lived a full, active, and meaningful life. She loved to travel, was an avid runner, golfer, competitive tennis player, pleasure boater, artist, musician/singer and she was a great dancer! She thoroughly enjoyed being with family and friends. She was kind, optimistic, and humorous. She had a great laugh that brightened whatever room she was in. She was the only one in the family that could actually make lumpia almost as good as her mom's. And she was the bravest of fighters against the disease that finally took her.

The family would like to thank Whatcom Hospice, cna Emily & cna LL for ALL of their caring efforts and support. 

 

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Submitted by George Hartnell on

My old short stop for the famous Buck' s Tavern womens softball team

appropriately named "the Animals".  RIP Chipper.

Submitted by Paula Crawford on

I loved playing softball with Chip. She was always laughing and so much fun to be around. Loved her... 

Submitted by jean mann on

A treasure to know Rhodora and reconnect in recent years for omelets, drives and music. She always referred to Ranny and Jordan as her angels.  

Submitted by Anonymous on

Rest In Peace, sissy. I love you and I will miss you forever. You always made me laugh with your hilarious comments. What I will miss the most is your kindness and love. 
i can believe that mom and dad were there to greet you the moment you passed. 

Submitted by Emily (Mil) on

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/15/2022 - 2:51pm

Rest In Peace, sissy. I love you and I will miss you forever. You always made me laugh with your hilarious comments. What I will miss the most is your kindness and love. 
i can believe that mom and dad were there to greet you the moment you passed. 
 

(please excuse the duplicate entry. The first one was sent by anonymous. My name is on this one).

Submitted by john Graberr on

I will miss her competitive spirit, her sharp,politically saavy, and forthright comments, her  explosive laugh, and her compassion for the disadvantaged and vulnerable. She was respected by her co-workers for putting the needs of the client first and loved by her friends for her care, honesty and support. 

Submitted by Oldest Nephew on

Rest easy and now in peace, Auntie. Why do they always take the good ones too soon? One of a kind personality and heart of gold. I have special memories that I'll keep with me - thank you for those. I got J.

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