Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I haven't been able to get my hands on a newspaper obituary for Dad, so this will be minus the two great pictures of him. If anybody has thoughts or stories or comments, you can email them to me at or just post something on this blog that we can make into a scrapbook for later. This is the written part:

Edward (Ted) Rice, Clifton, Idaho, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, took his final walk on Sunday, Nov 21st 2010, at the age of 93. He was born June 3, 1917 in Farmington, Utah to Ira Quince and Myra Winegar Rice.

His were a farmer’s hands, ever-working and always-serving. Whipstrong and smart. Honest in every dealing. Glad he had daughters instead of sons because “Boys just go to football practice and work on junky cars all the time. Girls work!“

Dad and Mom worked the farm side by side and were a great example to us all on the value of hard work. Mom and dad loved to travel. The day they sold the milk cows, they drove out of the yard at milking time. After that they decided to leave no back road untraveled, many times on their bicycles. One summer while in their seventies, they put on over 1000 miles on their bicycles. We will miss him dearly but are full of gratitude for the life he lived, the example he was for so many and for the wonderful memories he left for each person whose life he touched.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; four daughters, Pauline, Lorraine, Kay and Betty; two wonderful sisters, LaMar Bingham and Jane Wood, as well as 8 grandchildren and
14 great-grandchildren.

1 comment:

  1. Kay,

    I don't know you but I'm sure my Dad does (Bill Taylor). He would take us to visit your dad just about everytime we went to visit our grandparents in Clifton (JH & Leah Taylor). My dad asked me to see if I could find his obit. online and I came across this. I will pass the link along.

    Sorry to hear of your family's loss your Dad was a nice man. When we were kids he would show us all his tractors and tell us all about farming. Being city kids from CA, we thought this was the greatest.

    Our prayers and love go out to your family.

    Bill Jr.