On June 11, 2023, Rhoda returned to her Heavenly home. Rhoda was born September 30, 1928 in Shelley, Idaho to Etta Walker Zufelt and the late Ralph Zufelt. She joined an older sister and Rhoda states, “they were like two peas in a pod”. In 1931, Rhoda’s mother remarried and through the years, Rhoda found herself the second of ten children. She was raised in various counties in Idaho as well as in California. She had an extreme work ethic as a child which also carried over into her adult life. While working on a ranch in Montana a salesman who loved to fish, John Snyder came to the ranch. He inquired about her and they were married in 1946, making her “the best catch of his life.” Together they made their family with three children, Donna, Linda and David. John passed away in 1987 and in 1989 Rhoda again found love in her life when she married Jack Port and claimed his eight adult children, Danny, Cindy, Pam, Kelly, Rick, DeAnna, Steve, Wes and Heidi as her own.
Rhoda worked 27 years for Farmers Insurance, retiring in 1990 to travel the United States with Jack and serve two missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Rhoda had a deep and abiding love of the gospel of Jesus Christ. After Jack passed in 2014, Rhoda continued to stay in her home to love and be loved by the Pocatello Creek/Buckskin community. In 2021, Rhoda was able to receive loving help at Brookdale Assisted Living as she made many dear friends with other residents and staff. Rhoda had the incredible ability to make friends of all ages.
Rhoda is survived by her children, Donna (James) Fullmer, Linda (Stephen) Anderson, David (Karen) Snyder, Danny (Joan) Port, Cindy (Randy) Cahoon, Pam Wharton, Kelly (Kathleen) Port, Richard (Anita) Port, DeAnna Martin, Wesley Port, Heidi (Scott) Rodgers and her siblings Ruby Hansen, June Jackman, Carl Farnworth, Bobby Farnworth, Rose Cleverly along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by Steven Port and siblings Lola Young, Sonny Farnworth, Ruth Dowdy and Gail Farnworth.
Viewing will be held, Friday, June 16, 2023 at Manning Wheatley Funeral Chapel, 510 N. 12th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho from 6-7:30 p.m. Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2023 at the Pocatello Creek Ward Building, 930 E. Alameda Road, Pocatello, Idaho 83201 with viewing prior from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Internment at Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may share a memory at www.pocatellofuneral.com.