Randy Lee Rhodes

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. — Randy Lee Rhodes lived happily from April 9, 1949 to Aug. 23, 2012.

Randy was born and raised in Clovis, N.M. After being drafted and serving as a petty officer in Vietnam, he was honorably discharged from the Navy. He moved his young family to Downeast Maine. Randy remarried and moved to Mount Desert Island. He owned Seafood Catch in Southwest Harbor and was known as the fish monger on the bridge in Blue Hill for many years. Through the years, Randy had many pastimes. He enjoyed being a pilot in the Civil Air Patrol, building and flying remote model airplanes, photography, being a ham radio operator, as well as serving as a Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Master Guide. He loved the ocean, fishing and hunting. He was also an exceptional artist. Randy painted many watercolors of the beautiful Maine land and seascape as well as his “homeland” of New Mexico. In 2002, he moved back to his roots in New Mexico with his wife, April Cray Rhodes. He came to rest where his life had started. Randy’s journey was full of laughter and love and many close family members and friends: he always had a warm smile to offer and kind words to give. He was funny, charming and compassionate.

Randy is survived by his wife, April Cray Rhodes; April’s daughters, Liz Abbott and Becky Thomas; as well as his ex-wife, Georgia Washburn Rhodes; his children, Kristen Coffin, Jessica Martinez, Schooner Washburn and their families; the Johnsons, Washburns and Wiens of Maine and California, as well as the Rhodes and Moorman families of New Mexico.

You will forever be remembered and treasured in our hearts. Please visit Randy’s memorial website designed by his wife, April:







Know when to pay your respects.