Rhiannon Calkins

Obituary of Rhiannon Marie Calkins

..Our Beautiful Warrior has moved on after losing her hard fought battle with cancer on August 3, 2021.She was a huge music fan and animal lover, as well as being an excellent cook. She loved traveling, the beach and the mountains. She adored her children and shared many adventures with them. Her career began as a phlebotomist and pre-k teacher assistant, then started a lawn service in Florida with her best friend and one true love, Jeremy. She then moved to Tennessee where she and Jeremy owned and operated two successful convenience stores, and lived on top of her mountain surrounded by the nature she loved. She was preceded in death by her mother, Darcy Eckhardt, and her grandfather, Alan Eckhardt. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Jeremy Calkins, her partner for 26 years, her children, Shay, 11 and Gavin, 7, her father, Joseph Balboa,, her brother, Garrett Schupner, her maternal grandmother, Carolee Eckhardt, and her aunts, Jenny Eckhardt, and Mindy Eckhardt, her Mother-in-law, Myriah Joyce Calkins, her stepson, Jeremy Calkins Jr., and many extended family and friends. She was a strong, brave and adventurous woman, and the world is less without her. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Elephant Sanctuary, by visiting https://shop.elephants.com/give.

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