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Published November 02, 2013, 12:00 AM

Genevieve June Olson Rhoads

Savannah - Genevieve June Olson Rhoads (Mrs. Walter D. Rhoads, Jr.), age 93, died at home, with her daughters by her side, on Thursday, October 31, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter D. Rhoads, Jr.

Born in 1920 in Edgeley, North Dakota, she was a daughter of the late Margaret Scheel Olson and the late Ole Alexander Olson. She attended North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta social sorority, Delta Psi Kappa sorority for athletes, and Phi Upsilon Omicron honorary sorority for home economics. She graduated in 1942 with a B.S. Degree in Home Economics. She completed an internship in Hospital Dietetics at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, and then joined the U.S. Army's Hospital Corps, following her sister and twin brother into service during World War II. She spent a year as a Special Diets Dietician, First Lieutenant, at 157 General Hospital near Chester, England.

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