Lorraine Rhodes Mady
Nov 28, 1922 - Jul 8, 2013
MADY, Lorraine Rhodes
On July 8th, Lorraine Rhodes Mady passed away peacefully at home in Elk Grove. She was ninety years old. Born and raised in Nebraska City, Nebraska, she was the second of nine children of Raymond Robert Rhodes and Georgia Vivian Thomas. Upon graduation from Nebraska City High School, she became an administrative assistant at Otoe Foods. While employed there, she met the love of her life, Clemens James Mady, an inspector with the USDA. They married in 1942 and had 63 wonderful years together until Clem’s death in 2005.
In 1948, they were transferred from Chicago to Fresno where she made a home and raised her family. She was an eager participant in activities that benefited her children such as PTA, Job’s Daughters and DeMolay. Over the years, she worked in the Fresno County Assessor’s Office and as a sales associate, got her Real Estate License and an offer of a job in the registrar’s office at Fresno City College. However, finding they were finally to become grandparents, they joyfully left Fresno for Elk Grove to be near their daughter and son-in-law in Sacramento.
She leaves behind her son, Clemens James (Jim) Mady, Jr. of Fernandina Beach, Florida, daughter Martha (Kent) Scheier, and grandchildren Brenna and Colin Scheier all of Sacramento. She is also survived by brothers James, Donald, and Richard Rhodes. Special thanks go out to the wonderful staff at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care and unending gratitude to Lorraine’s caregiver, Kareemah Sylvester from A Voice for Seniors- Private services and inurnment will be at East Lawn Memorial Park in Elk Grove. Sign the guest book at www.EastLawn.com. Donations in her memory may be made to the Sacramento SPCA.