Rhea June Cleaveland, 51, passed away on Sept. 14, 2008 in Moab, after battling long-term illness.
Rhea was born at Allen Memorial Hospital in Moab on March 5, 1957 to Harry and June Sly Cleaveland. Despite having resided in Nevada, Kansas, New Mexico, and Arizona, Moab was always her home.
Rhea was known for her poetry and her artwork, but loved for her sharp tongue and thoughtful heart.
Rhea was preceded in death by her mother June, her brother David and her beloved friend Ken Cowley.
Rhea will be dearly missed by her grandson, Connor Bryant, her children, Chrystal June, Dustin Bryant, and Zachery Ryan, and their father B.J. Washburn; a sister, Tracey; brothers, H.R., Terry, and Danny; father, Harry; her nieces and her many long-time friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m. at Spanish Valley Mortuary, 386 North 100 West. A viewing will be held Thursday, Sept. 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the mortuary.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.
A mountain blossom
No fences in her view.
A blossom has her freedom
To bathe in mountain dew.
—by Rhea June Cleaveland