Rhonda Jean Arisman, 53, of Greeley, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Longmont United Hospital in Longmont. She was born on April 10, 1960 in Aurora to Joseph Howard & Sharon Darlene (Havey) Linch.
Rhonda was raised in Bailey, Colorado and graduated from Platte Canyon High School. She ultimately moved to Greeley, where she married Bill Walter and started her family. Rhonda later married and divorced Mike Arisman. Her love for her boys, Chad and Chris, and for her step-daughters, Keri and Karli has been the highlight of her life. She would be the first to tell you though, that the apple of her eye was her granddaughter, Aidan.
Rhonda was beautiful, intelligent, generous, stubborn and independent. She spent her entire life caring for and giving to other people. She was a self-made banker – working her way up from teller to loan officer. These last few years, working as an independent contractor with the FDIC afforded her the opportunity to travel and meet some great new friends. The time spent in Puerto Rico was a highlight of her life and a dream come true. If you were to look at how Rhonda lived her life, it would be immediately apparent what she valued: her relationship with Jesus Christ, family and friends. Material goods have never been very important to Rhonda. She poured her life and her resources into all the people she loved.
Rhonda is survived by her sons, Chad Walter of Milliken and Chris Walter of Greeley; step-children, Keri (Tree) Voigt of Greeley and Karli Arisman of Fort Collins; mother, Sharon Linch of Greeley; siblings, Sheri (Shawn) Kirkpatrick of Greeley; Crystal Barnum of Higden, Arkansas, Sara (Daryl) Leatz of Traverse City, Michigan, Mary Lou Henze (Steve Larsen) of Thompson Falls, Montana, Joe (Alice) Linch of North Pole, Alaska, and Penny (Dan) Taylor of Ault; granddaughter, Aidan Paige Walter of Milliken; 22 nieces and nephews, Jessica, Dusten, Julie, Dina, Daniella, Codi, Christina, Rusty, Kyle, Peter, JoAnna, Amanda, Mike, Mark, Tiffany, Joe, Miriam, Marty, Garrett and Sterling; 17 great-nieces and nephews and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, father, Joe Linch and a brother, John Linch.
Memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 5, 2013 at Stoddard Funeral Home.
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