Jon R. Rice, 56 of Las Cruces, N.M., went to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. He was adopted by Albert D. and Virginia Rice on May 15, 1957, in Frankfurt, Germany. Jon was a member of Las Cruces First Assembly of God. He enjoyed golfing and watching his beloved Washington Redskins, but most of all he was a hard worker and a family man. Jon loved camping and boating, always having his family and friends close by. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Barbara Rice, of the family home, father, Albert D. Rice, his sons, Wayne and Jonathan Rice and his sister, Aleece Montoya. Jon was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Rice. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. A celebration of Jon's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014, at Las Cruces First Assembly of God with the Rev. David Vistine officiating. In lieu of flowers, Jon's family asks that donation be made to Las Cruces First Assembly of God; Attn.: kids project "Unfinished Business," 5605 Bataan Memorial West, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88012 (575-524-0654) Arrangements by Getz Funeral Home and Getz Family Crematory, corner of Solano and Bowman Ave. To sign our local online guestbook, please log onto www.GetzCares.com.