Glacier National Park

By Greg Lindstrom

Rhonda Hendricks is consoled by her husband Doug at the top of Logan Pass. Working with Xanterra Parks and Resorts and the National Park Service, Rhonda’s friends and family were able to secure her a spot on the first Red Bus trip of the season. The Kalispell woman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2003 and had been battling the disease for a decade when she found out earlier this year that a tumor had formed on her stomach. A specialist said it was unlikely she could beat the disease and she was put in hospice care. “Whenever I cross into Glacier, all of my cares just fade away,” Rhonda said. “This is such a blessed place.” Rhonda passed away in September. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

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