WATERVILLE--Rhonda Lou Garber, adored wife, mother, grandmother, passed away at her home on August 6, 2021 with her family by her side.\r\n\r\n\r\nRhonda was born May 4, 1962, the second child of Deanna (née Brousseau) and Thomas King. She grew up in the small town of Shawmut and graduated from Lawrence High School. After high school, she left Maine for the blue skies and beaches of California. There, she met and married the father of her two children. She integrated seamlessly into his large, loving family, who continued to adore her throughout the remainder of her life. When the family moved to New Jersey for her husband’s work, she started an at home daycare, where she was much beloved by the children and parents alike. \r\n\r\n\r\nFollowing her divorce in 1997, Rhonda and her children moved back home to Maine. She started working in a medical office, which is where she met the love of her life, Greg Garber. He treated her like a queen, and brought with him two beautiful daughters, whom Rhonda loved like they were her own. Greg and Rhonda married in 2007, on the 7-year anniversary of their first date. \r\n\r\n\r\nA kind and caring woman who would go above and beyond to help others at the drop of a hat, Rhonda was devoted to the service of the Lord. She delighted in teaching young children in Sunday school, walks in the sunshine, growing beautiful flowers in her garden, watching birds, and loving up her grandchildren.\r\n\r\n\r\nShe is survived by her devoted husband, Greg Garber; her children, son Patrick Leahy and wife Kristin of South Portland; daughter Kelly Stinneford and husband Ryan of Sidney; daughter Megan Boone and husband Andrew of Winslow; daughter Danielle Garber and partner Jesse Barrows of Smithfield; parents Thomas and Deanna King of Shawmut; brother David King and wife Jen of Pittston; sister Corrina Marcoux and husband Marc of Burnham; brother Brian and wife Valerie of Portland; many nieces and nephews; and lights of her life, grandchildren Logan, Brynna, Haley, Lucy, James, Riley, and Addi.\r\n\r\n\r\nThe family would like to send a special thanks to all of the nurses and staff at Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, as well as the radiology staff at Maine General Health, for their exemplary care for Rhonda during her time with them.\r\n\r\n\r\nA celebration of life will be held on Friday, August 13, at 11 a.m. at Faith Evangelical Free Church, on Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville.\r\n\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Harold Alfond Center of Cancer Care, Philanthropy Department, PO Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903.