Sunday, January 23, 2011

My mother's Obituary

by Rae Indigo on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 1:29am

Shelley Leigh Rodfong, age 55, from Fountain Hill PA passed on quietly in her sleep at 3:45 AM, Jan. 18, 2011 at St. Luke's Hospital after an 8 month bout with tongue and throat cancer. Shelley had lived her life spontaneously, and passionately.

She enjoyed traveling, and adventure, having spent time in Florida keys, Rock Hall MD, Reno NV, and various places in Colorado and Wisconsin. She loved autumn leaves, stars, magazines and sitting by the beach. Painting and journaling were two of her favorite hobbies. She was a great vegetarian cook and made exceptional tuna melts.

Most of all she loved to laugh and make others laugh. Although she was terrified of spiders she remained inspired by the natural world especially the great outdoors. Shelley loved to sojourn at high places with beautiful vistas.

Born February 18th, 1955 at St. Luke's Hospital in Fountain Hill, PA, to Truman Rodfong and JoAnne Deutsch Roth. She is survived by daughters Rachael Mae Straub and Sarah Anne Straub, half-sisters Laurie Rodfong and Tina Ramus and half-brother Daniel Rodfong. In lieu of flowers, donations to her memory can be made by contacting her daughter Sarah Straub.