Lee Rice(1935 - 2018)

Lee Rice, 82, of Hesperia California, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 with family at her side.

She was born on Dec. 15, 1935 in Rose Hill, Virginia to Margie Van Fossen and William Bumgardner.

Lee married Kenneth J Rice on March 8, 1956 and they enjoyed 43 years together. They lived in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for 22 years before retiring to Port Charlotte, Florida. Lee soaked up the Port Charlotte sun for 33 years before moving to California to be with her son, Ken and his family. She looked forward to having time with Ken and his family and was very happy to have a year with them before her death.

She loved God and life and lived for every moment but was especially fond of the water and tropical sun shine. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and centered her life around her family. She was intrigued by technology and had an adventurous side to her. She loved traveling, boating, fishing and even scuba diving. Her family and friends meant everything to her. She loved and was loved and will be solely missed.

She is survived by her sons, Kenneth L. (Patti) Rice of Phelan, California, Scott C. (Teresa M.) Rice of Cross Junction Virginia; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; sisters, Charlene Blacksten of Union Bridge, Maryland, Patty Wastler of Taneytown, Maryland; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth J. Rice; daughter, Rene S. Rice; brother, Elmer Bumgardner; and three sisters, Nadine Cooke, Audrey Warner, and Betty Leister.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Westminster Cemetery chapel, 1159 Newville Rd, Carlisle PA 17013 with Pastor Chad officiating.