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Scott Taylor Rhodes

son of Mark & Sandy Rhodes
brother to Kim Anderson
Uncle to Taylor and Scott Brady

this candle burns for you

October 7, 1978   -     January 11, 1998

Scotty, this candle burns for you.


Scott ("Bud"),

I just want to make sure you know how loved you are. I miss you everyday. I miss your hugs more than anything. Thank you for always being there for me whenever I needed you. I will always be grateful to you for that. Remember how much I love you. You will always be in my heart and in my thoughts.

Love Always, Sami

(from Sami Nasello)


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Hey there, bud. I just wanted to tell you how much you mean to us. We havent been the same since you left, but we are trying. You were such a big part in our lives that it's diffucult to deal with anything with out you. I'm sure that is the same for everyone.          Aaron and I still talk about you and all the great memories that we shared together. I never knew that there were so many. Then again I never really thought about how many times we all did a lot of goofy things together. You would think that we were 12 yrs. old. Anyway, I could go on forever, but I'll close it up. I MISS YOU!! And always will. I wish nothing but the BEST for your family. You were so lucky to have such a loving family. I'll always keep you in my thoughts. Take care of us from above. We love you very much.

Love ya, Lisa Forsting


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Dear Scotty,

I miss you so much, Scott.  There isn't a day goes by that I don't think of you.

I never, ever imagined that you would be gone from this world before me.  You were such a beautiful person and you will never be forgotten. 

Thank you for always being so good to me and to Ryan and the kids.  Thanks for always remembering me on special occassions and for all those big hugs you always gave me.

Please watch over your Mom and Dad, Kimmy, Pat, and Tatie .  They miss you so much. 

This isn't good-bye because I know someday we will all be together again.  Until then, know that you are in my heart and the hearts of everyone who knew you.  You truly left your mark on this world, we will never forget such a kind and beautiful soul.

Love you forever,

Aunt Nancy


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Hi Scotty,

I miss you so much. I think about you everyday. I wrote you a letter when I heard of your death. That letter contained my most special memories of you. I am so lucky to have gotten to know you even though I have been in Oregon, I never stopped thinking about you. I always hoped that I would be able to come back to Illinois and be a family and friend to you again. I won't be able to do that now.

I hope to still come back. Yet, I know that even if I do come back you won't be there anymore. I think about you and Ryan several times each day. I wish I could have been closer to you,recently. The miles between us prevented us from being close while you were alive but I believe that now the distance doesn't matter. I feel that you hear me when I think about you. I hope that is true. I never got to say goodbye in person my letters to you and Ryan were my goodbye's. But I don't want to say goodbye, I want to believe that as long as I keep thinking about you, you and Ryan will both be alive in my heart. I love you.

Love forever and ever,

your cousin Christy

(from Chisty Greening _Scotty's cousin)

Email Christy:


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Your kindness and generosity for others will never be forgotten. You always had a big smile on your face for everyone. I remember the day you told me that Kim had her baby, you said she was beautiful, you were the proudest uncle I had ever seen.

Every time you saw Don and I, you always gave us a pat on the back and asked how we were doing.That meant a lot to us. You were always considerate of other people's feelings and a great friend to Jenny.

You were a great person and will always remain in our thoughts and our hearts.

We love you and miss you

Don and Mary Elledge

Email Don & Mary:


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Well, It has been over a year now and I still think of you.  There is not one person that I can think of that has not thought about you each and every day since that night. Scotty Geiger and I listen to Alice and Chains "Rooster" every time we are out together. We think of you when we hear that song. We know that you really liked that song, and it is now one of our favorites. Scotty G. really loved you right along with all of us. I hope you enjoyed my poem that I left at your grave, and I just want you to know that I Really Miss You So Much!!
See You Someday


Email Scotty's friend Sara Winship:


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There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. You are a very special person and will always live in my heart. I miss the way you used to make me laugh just being silly like you always were. I just wanted to let you know that I was thinking about you.
Love You Always Corrie.


Email Scotty's friend Corrie:


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Tomorrow will be your 21st birthday. How much I wish you were here to celebrate it. I miss you so very much. Even though you are not physically here with us, in our hearts and souls you are with so many of us.

Happy Birthday Scott.

I love and miss you. Love Alway Corrie

October 6,, 1999


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How much we wish you were here to celebrate your 21st birthday.  We  miss you so much.  And even though we are sad beyond words that you are not here, there is a part of us that will always rejoice and celebrate your birth because having known you was truly a precious gift. 

We wish we would have told you more often how much we love you and how special you are.  I hope this message finds its way to you.  It is sent with lots of hugs and kisses.

With love,

Uncle Steve and Aunt Nancy

We will light a fire in the yard as a tribute to you and a remembrance of all the weiny roasts we had through the years on your birthday.


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I just wanted you to know that I miss you very much. Not a day goes by that you aren't thought about, loved, and missed. You will always be in my thoughts and in my heart. Thank you for always being there for me when I needed you. I love you and miss you more than you will ever know.

Love you,

February 5, 2000

email Sami:


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I wanted to let you know that there isn't a day that goes by where I don't think of you.   I wake up every morning with a picture of you and my brother by my side.  It gets me through the day knowing you two are looking out for me, but it hurts to know that you aren't here with us now.  One day we will all be together again...

August 8, 2000
Email Erin:


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Scotty- I just want you to know how much I miss you.  I feel like I don't say it enough.  I just went to little Scotty's first B-day party not too long ago.  I wish you could've been there to see the cake all over his face.  Taylor is still the little angel she always has been.   I'd give anything to have you back.  I love you, bud.

March 16, 2001


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Scotty, I just want you to know that you're still thought about everyday.  I still love you very much and appreciate everything you've ever done for me.  I truly believe that having you in my life made me a better person.  I'm sure everyone that knows you would say the same thing.  Please take care of all of us until we see you again.
Love always, Sami

October 21, 2001

Email Sami:


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It is the holiday season again and we miss you so much.  We pray for you everyday and look forward to the day when we will all be together again.  You were always such a good person. You cared about everybody and it didn't matter to you if they were perfect.  You always remembered everyone during the holidays and we will so miss having you drop in the house with a  big hug and a smile. You were always so positive and happy about everything.  We love you Scotty and miss you more than words can say.

Aunt Nancy, Uncle Steve, Rachelle, Zane & Mazey

December 23, 2001


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    I just wanted you to know that I miss you very much.  It's weird how in some ways nearly 5 years can seem like just yesterday, but can also seem like an eternity.  I'd give anything to have you here with us, but it gives me comfort to know that someday, we'll all be together again.  They say time heals all wounds, but that's not true, it's family and good friends that make the hard times a little easier to deal with.  I hope you celebrated your birthday just like you would've if you were here.  I just wanted you to know I was thinking about you.
I love you, bud! Happy Birthday.

October 7, 2002

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