Terrance J. Rice, 1924-2008
Surrounded by his family, Terrance J. Rice, 83, of Flagstaff, died March 26, in Flagstaff.
Mr. Rice was born in Camp Verde on Nov. 10, 1924.
He graduated from Camp Verde High School in 1937. In 1947 he married Undine Rice and they celebrated 60 years together before Mrs. Rice's death in April 2007.
He has been a member of the BPOE Lodge #499 for the past 58 years. Known as "Mr. Allstate" to his clients, he retired from the Allstate Insurance Company in 1989.
An avid outdoorsman, Terry enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and hiking with his family and friends. In 1979 he harvested a trophy bull elk that scored a 400 in the Boone and Crockett record book for Arizona's second largest elk.
Mr. Rice is survived by his daughters Debbie Rice of Bremerton, Wash., and Sharon (Robert) Richardson of Glendale; son Rick (Sandra) Rice of Flagstaff; his sisters Jessie Rice of Flagstaff and Ruthie (Jay) Hubbs of Camp Verde; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Norvel Owens Mortuary, 914 E. Route 66, Flagstaff. A celebration of his life will be Monday, March 31, at 10 a.m. at the Flagstaff LDS Stake Center, 625 E. Cherry Ave., with a visitation beginning at 9 a.m. in the Relief Society room.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests interested individuals donate in Mr. Rice's name to the Arizona Elks Association, P.O. Box 12668, Tucson AZ 85732.