Rhonda Rea Lastar
Rhonda Rea Lastar, age 48, of Mountain Home, passed away suddenly at her home on July 1, 2018. A Celebration of Rhonda’s life will be held at 3:00 PM, on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home.
Rhonda came into the world and immediately brought smiles to everyone. She was an unexpected blessing which completed the family. She felt the act of saying the words, “I’m Sorry” provided the stepping stones to moving past the hurt and made everything better. Rhonda was upfront of her past struggles with addiction as they help define who she was as a person. Her philosophy was, I’m not a bad person but I have made bad decisions in the past and from those decisions I have been blessed with the ability to help others with their struggles.
After years as a single mother to two children and working two jobs, in 2014 Rhonda earned her Bachelors of Science degree from Boise State University and become a Licensed Social Worker. In August 2018, Rhonda is being awarded her Master’s degree, posthumously, from Walden University.
Rhonda’s work at Horizon Home Health & Hospice and Aspiring Changes and impacted lives across Idaho and beyond in ways too numerous to list.
Rhonda had a very active life with the church, The Rock, and was passionate about sharing her relationship with Jesus Christ. She was a Department Leader for the churches program “Tremors” which was a perfect blend her love of coffee and Jesus. Rhonda served the church by participating in Kid stuff and in the annual Christmas Choir which utilized her flair for drama and artistic abilities. As active of a life as Rhonda lived, her true motivation and drive for life was her family. There were several days in which she would scoop her kids and escape to her happy place, the lake. She always loved sharing the joys of; fishing, swimming and socializing and last but certainly not least, the joys of cuddling up with a good book. Every able moment she would grab a good book and lose herself to the world of reading, a passion which she strived to pass on to her kids and was met with great resistance by her daughter.
Rhonda is survived by; her children Alanna Rea Lastar and Joshua William Lastar of Mountain Home, her biological child Camielle Bartos of Sacramento, California, her father John Lastar of Winston, Oregon, mother Rosalyn Bryan, of Roseville, California, her siblings Frederick Lastar, of Peoria, Arizona, Catherine Bartos, of Roseville, California, and Noel Schafer, of Mountain Home.
Rhonda being the loving person she was, worked diligently to maintain her relationship with her extended family; Joseph, Amber, Daniel, Makayla, Noah, Natalyn, Benjamin, Connor, Emmett. Some of her most cherished relationships she had was with her niece, Ariel McCluskey, who she played the role of a big sister, as well as the relationship she had with her brother in-law, Edward Schafer, who was her advocated and provided support and guidance all the while holding her accountable.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hope House C/O The Rock, 315 so. 4th East Street, Mtn Home, ID 83647.