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Diane Margaret Rice


1949 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Diane Margaret Rice Obituary
DIANE MARGARET RICE entered the presence of her Lord and Savior on June 1, 2015. Diane was born on January 10, 1949 to Margaret and Dale Rice, of Los Angeles, CA. She moved to Chino, CA with her family where she attended and graduated high school. Diane was a graduate of Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California, with a Bachelor's Degree in English. She graduated San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA and California State University San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA where she obtained her master's degree and teaching credentials. She worked for 40 years teaching deaf, deaf-blind, and severely handicapped children and did missionary work in both Haiti and Zaire. She adopted her daughter Elizabeth in 1987 and married her husband Michael Dahlberg in 2013. Her faith was of utmost importance to her. She was a talented musician and singer, active in church for all her life and loving to play in her hand bell choir. Diane is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Shields, her son-in-law, Robert Shields, and her two granddaughters, Ava and Olivia Shields, of Albany, CA. She is also survived by her brothers, Doyle Rice, of Sacramento, CA and Tom Breice, of San Francisco, CA, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Moreno Valley United Methodist Church, 10271 Heacock Street, Moreno Valley, CA., 92557. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mission Aviation Fellowship in Diane's memory would be greatly appreciated.


Published in Press-Enterprise on June 21, 2015
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