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.
Published in Daily News on Mar. 29, 2013.