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ROBERT JAMES RICE August 9, 1940 - March 24, 2013 Robert James Rice 72, passed away on March 24, 2013. He was born in Britton, So. Dakota to Lloyd and Rachel Rice. He graduated from Red Bluff High School in 1958 and served in the US Navy from 1958 - 1961. Robert was married to Loretta Lee Zachesky (deceased) from 1961 - 1994. He married Joanne Newport in 1997. Robert worked as a supervisor at Pactiv Corp. for 40 years. He was in the Ishi Archery Club from 1968 to 2013. He loved to hunt and fish and was an expert shot with a rifle and even a better hunter. He was very proud of going 40 years without missing a year to Wyoming and Idaho to hunt big game. Robert is survived by wife; Joann of Red Bluff, sons; Jim and Zack of Red Bluff, and Allan Newport, of Anchorage, Alaska, brothers; Daryl Rice of Pendleton, OR., Larry Rice of Madras, Or, sisters; Jerylynn Masters, Dee Johnson both of Grants Past, OR. Robert was pre-deceased by his sisters, Wanda Rice of Pendleton, OR, Eleanor Beers, of Pilot Rock, OR & Patty Maupin of Grants Pass, OR. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

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Published in Daily News on Mar. 29, 2013.
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April 5, 2013
We are so sorry for the loss of a good father,husband,friend. Our prayers are with you.
Bill and Linda Younger
April 4, 2013
Jim & Zack, I'm sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of you & your dad, when you guys took me with you to Lake Almanor. Your dad was a really good man. I always admired his convictions he subscribed to, when it came to his family values.
Rick Fimea
April 2, 2013
So sorry to hear of Jim's death, he was a great friend, co-worker and a wonderful person. Our thoughts are with Joanne and family.
Tom and Linda Candreva
April 1, 2013
I am glad to have known Jim. My heart is heavy for your loss of a wonderful man and special person. Prayers out to Joann, boys and family.
Bill Rice
March 31, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Jims passing.My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Pat Drummond
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