Doris M Rice


Obituary, Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming, Saturday, November 21, 1998, page 2.
Also: The Pioneer, Ten Sleep, Wyoming, Nov. 25, 1998, page 5.
     TEN SLEEP --- Doris M. Rice, 90, died Friday, November 20, 1998 at the Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin.
     She was born July 20, 1908 in Providence, Utah, the daughter of Eugene Denton and Adaline (Theurer) Matthews.  She married Vernon Rice on Nov. 11, 1932 in Providence, Utah.  Their marriage was solemnized at the Logan, Utah LDS Temple on Dec. 13, 1957.  He died on April 29, 1972.
     She was the second of five children.  She was raised in Providence, Utah, where she learned to play the piano at age six.  She graduated from Providence Grade School and Cache County High School.  She then attended beauty school in Logan and was a beautician until she met her husband.
     The couple moved to Ten Sleep following their marriage, where they owned and operated a ranching operation east of town.  She became very involved in activities in Ten Sleep, where she played for dances, weddings, funerals and at her church.  She enjoyed attending school activities.  She became very active in the LDS branch in Ten Sleep, where she served as the first president of the Relief Society, and held many jobs after it became a Ward.
     She was a member of the Washakie County Cow Belles, and her hobbies included cooking, sewing and working in her garden.  During the past 40 years she loved to make quilts and rag rugs, giving nearly all of them to friends.  She was proud that she had only used one sewing machine over all the years.
     She is survived by one son, Gary Rice of Ten Sleep; one daughter, Joan Liechty of Logan, Utah; one brother, Ray Matthews of Providence, Utah; grandchildren Leslie Alter of Worland, Dan Rice of Ten Sleep, Debbie Eaves of Worland, Casey Rice of Worland, Mellissa Rice of Basin, Michael Liechty of Logan, Utah; and six great-grandchildren. 
     She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Ray Rice in 1996; two brothers and one sister.
     Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23 at the Ten Sleep LDS Church with Bishop Terrill Mills presiding.  Burial will be at the Ten Sleep Cemetery in Ten Sleep.
     Memorials may be made to the Ten Sleep Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 5, Ten Sleep, WY 82442.
     Veile Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
     The casket will be open at the church in Ten Sleep on Monday for two hours prior to the service.