Rhonda Truman Ford

The party in Heaven just got a little more exciting with the arrival of Rhonda Truman Ford. Although there’s an emptiness here with those of us who knew her, we rejoice in the fact that she will no longer suffer from the terminal brain cancer which ultimately took her life. She fought the good fight, and we were so grateful for every second we had with her on this earth until she finally let go to be with her sweet dad on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020. 


Rhonda was born to Alma Delmont and Karol Kuhn Truman on April 21, 1960 in St. George, Utah and their lives were never the same once she entered the earth. Rhonda was the second oldest of four children, and she considered her siblings to be some of her very best friends. 


Rhonda graduated from Dixie High School in St. George, Utah and was known to have been a friend to everyone. This was an attribute she would possess for the rest of her life. 


With grit and determination, Rhonda got her bachelor’s degree in Education from Brigham Young University.  She absolutely loved teaching and was voted “Best Teacher” at Sharon Elementary in Orem, Utah. Wherever she taught, to this day her students remember her as being “their favorite teacher”.


Soon after graduating from BYU she met and fell in love with Scott Edward Ford. They were married and sealed for time and eternity in the St. George LDS Temple on August 15th, 1987. They were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Shaylee Noelle and Kelsie Nicole.


As a family they lived in many different places throughout the years (Utah, California, Texas, Nevada, Tennessee) and made lifelong friends wherever they were. Over the last 19 years, they made their home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. A part of her will always be there, in the Nashville area, with the many family and friends who became such a huge part of their lives. 


In 2008, Rhonda joined her siblings in building a dōTERRA business. Because of Rhonda’s tenacity, talents and genuine love for people, she was able to find incredible success, measured mostly by the relationships she made and the lives she was able to help bless. She will always be well known in dōTERRA for the fun and authentic way she loved and led. 


Anyone who knew Rhonda felt like they were her best friend. Their home had a permanent open-door policy, and there was always an extra room or two for friends and family whenever needed. If it was a listening ear you needed, she would be there for you no matter how late it was, or how busy she appeared to be. If it was the shirt of her back you wanted, she would offer her entire closet.


Her greatest joy of all came from being with her family, especially her two daughters, later two grandsons (and soon to be granddaughter!). They were the light of her life and she would do anything or go anywhere for them. Now she will be their guardian angel!


If you knew Rhonda, then you know she loved you. She would want you to know how grateful she was to have you in her life. We ALL look forward to seeing her again!! Until then Rhonda…we are the ones having the FOMO without you!


Rhonda is survived by her husband of 32 years, Scott; daughters, Shaylee (Michael Martin) and Kelsie (Cameron Jarrell); grandsons, Houston and Lincoln; Mother Karol; brothers, Dan (Gina Dawn), Boyd (Sandy) and sister Gina; and many nieces and nephews. Rhonda was preceded in death by her father, Delmont. 


Rhonda will be buried during a private graveside service in Pine Valley, Utah. A celebration of Rhonda’s life will be held at an undetermined time and place in the coming months. 


In lieu of flowers, especially during this time, we invite you to make a donation in Rhonda’s name to The Healing Hands Foundation. https://doterrahealinghands.org/advocate-led-projects/rhonda-ford

Arrangements are under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George (435) 673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign her online guestbook at www.splisburymortuary.com



Second Visitation




2:00 p.m.
Pine Valley City Cemetery
Pine Valley, UT 84781

Guest Book

34 Responses

  1. Oh how you will be missed here on earth, but how wonderful will it be to see you in Heaven!!! Soar with the angels Rhonda!! You now have no more pain and sorrow! Until we get to meet again 💜💎💜

  2. Rhonda was such an amazing lady. I was truly blessed to be able to meet her and talk with her. We will be praying for you all!

  3. It has been a true pleasure and joy to know Rhonda as well as her family. Rhonda leaves behind a legacy that is supreme to most humans in this day and time. To know Rhonda is to experience joy and goodness! She lifted everyone up in her presence, gave without hesitation, inspired without judgement, Loved beyond bounds and wow there was no truer woo! Love you always our friend!

  4. I never met Rhonda but heard many good things about her❤️ If she was anything like the rest of her family Im sure she was a wonderful person❤️ My condolences to you all ❤️

  5. What a beautiful and wonderful soul inside and out. My deepest condolences to Scott and family, Boyd, Gina and family. Just as it was said I spoke with her on several occasions at convention and she made me feel like I was her best friend. RIP Rhonda!

  6. I feel blessed to have known Rhonda and I am so grateful to her for helping me in my doTERRA journey. Peace to her family.

  7. You will be missed, sweet Rhonda. I treasure our friendship and your leadership and the love you so generously shared.

  8. Thank you for touching my life and helping me realize I could soar! I love you and will miss you beyond words.

  9. Rhonda will always be in my fondest memories! She was so giving and caring!
    She loved DoTerra and everything about it and any and everyone involved in it because she believed in it with all her heart! Thank you, Rhonda, you inspire me to want to pick up the pace and do more to share the love of oils yo others! We’ll see you on the Far Sude Banks of Jordan, my friend! Prayers for your family and all those that love you!

  10. I met Rhonda 4 years ago during Doterra team meeting at Panera in Chicago area. I still feel her warm and positive energy .She was so generous and calm! She inspired me to build my doterra team. You are unforgettable Rhonda!❤❤❤

  11. Praying for all the family of this beautiful lady. I am not sure there is any way to know the true number of lives she touched and blessed. I am so grateful to have been one of those.

  12. Thank you for being a fun, memorable and influential part of my life! When I think of you and times together, I smile. 😊 I love you! ❤️ Be well. 🙏

  13. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. May she rest in Peace and watch over you all.

    Marion, Rob, Abbie and Sophie Mulvey-Greer
    Ireland. ❤

  14. Sending love and prayers❤️🙏
    I just learned that Rhonda and I share a birthday – this will make every one more special now that I’ll get to share and remember Rhonda on our special day😇

  15. Met Rhonda and Scott at Convention a couple times. She was full of encouragement and such a blessing.

  16. My name is Wendy (Grover) Fletcher,
    My thought and prayer to the family, her little sister and her would come over to mt house when she was younger. My parents was Carl and Minnie Grover. Remember the fun times you had with your mom or sister. We will be with here on the other side.

    Wendy (Grover) Fletcher

  17. My thought and prayers to to everyone. My folks lived next to them at one time, my folks were Carl and Minnie Grover. When Rhonda lived next us her little sister and her would come over my house. Remember the fun times you had with your sister or mom. We will see heron the other side.

  18. My thought and prayers go to the family. My parent was Carl and Minnie Grover and she lived next door us. Remember the fun times you had with her. Remember the fun times you had with your sister, mom and daughter. Gina and Rhonda would come over to my house when they where younger and we will miss her.

  19. Rhonda was such a beautiful soul- a ray of sunshine with so much love and kindness to all. She will be greatly missed.

  20. It is true that to have known Rhonda is to have loved her and to have been loved by her. Her smile, her dry sense of humor and her interest in people, made Rhonda a friend to never forget. I have heard her testify of Heavenly Father and His love a few times, and I felt of her love for Him. Now she is in a place of paradise. The world will not be the same without her but until we meet again Rhonda, I hope you can always feel of the love of those whose lives you have touched including mine. Love you friend!!

  21. Rhonda and her family are truly blessed. I am so much wiser and happier for all Rhonda shared with me. Will always have a special place in my heart for her and the family she so loves.

  22. Praying for Rhonda’s families & loved ones. For strength, comfort, peace now & in days, months, years to come.

  23. Rhonda was an amazing woman! She definitely Had a fire in her soul for helping others and always had a kind word. She will be greatly missed. We were so fortunate to have had the time we did with her. God bless this family.

  24. Rhonda you will be missed. May God bless your dear family with the comfort and peace they need, knowing that your departure is just temporary.

  25. Prayers for your family. Rhonda was a light for many people and very giving. I am blessed to have crossed paths with her.

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