Robert Rice
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Robert “Bob” Edward Rice, 78, of Merced, Calif., formerly of Joppa, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.

Born Sept. 13, 1934 in Joppa, Bob served his country in the U.S. Air Force as an air traffic controller for 20 years and worked as a union carpenter for many years.

He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the mountains and fishing.

Bob is survived by his wife of 30 years, Bonnie Rice; two daughters, Dawne Soderholm and husband Kraig and Shannon Cole; three sons Darren Rice and wife Denice, Tim Rice and Alan Rice; two stepsons, Ric Thoreson and wife Leesa and Troy Thoreson and wife Deo; one sister, Sue Fletcher; two brothers, John and Jerry Rice; and six grandchildren, Ryan, Jake, Robert, Blake, Jenny and Lauren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Sarah Rice; one brother, Thomas “Sid” Rice; and one sister, Mary Lou Rice.

A memorial celebration was held Sept. 21 at Ivers and Alcorn Funeral Home in Merced.

Military honors were provided by the Travis Air Force Base Honor Guard.

—Paid Obituary—
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