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Rhodes, Dell Ray


Dell Ray Rhodes was born February 26, 1947 and was raised in Louisiana. When her grandmother fell ill in 1950, Rhodes’ mother wanted to nurse her and made a temporary visit to Las Vegas, Nevada. She remained, and this is how three-year-old Rhodes came to live in the Las Vegas area. The family resided on the Westside where she attended Westside Elementary School, Madison Elementary School, Jim Bridger Middle School, and graduated from Rancho High School. Rhodes married young and worked a variety of jobs between the births of her seven children. Rhodes was one of the first African Americans to work in the University of Nevada Las Vegas’ Registrar office. Her final career was at the U.S. Post Office, where she worked for eight years until her retirement in 1995.