Eugene Roosevelt RICE

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RICE, Eugene Roosevelt At age 80, Eugene Roosevelt Rice (Geno) lost his battle with cancer on April 4, 2018. He was the youngest of nine children of Herbert and Winnie Rice. Born in Spartanburg, S.C., on September 12, 1937, Geno was raised and educated in Boston, MA. After graduating from Technical High School in 1955, he became a 22 year veteran in the U.S. Air Force in which he served as a master missile man. His service to his country took him all over the world and developed his great understanding and appreciation for all mankind. After his honorable discharge in 1977, Geno completed his B.S. degree in Accounting at the University of Arizona and became a government employee for another 20 years. He held the position of IRS Revenue Agent for six years then became an auditor for the Defense Contract Auditing Agency (DCAA). In Tucson, Geno was involved in a number of community programs including President of the National Accountants Association, the United Way Allocations Committee and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. His hobbies over the years included skating, bowling, playing poker with other accountants and always playing the Stock Market. Geno leaves behind a son, Darryl, two grandchildren, Jazzlyn and Sterling and his beloved wife, Elaine, with whom he enjoyed 55 years of marriage and 65 years of love and friendship. Together they were world travelers, avid theater-goers and highly involved members of the Tucson Community. Eugene was a quiet, dignified, caring individual with a fantastic sense of humor and a generous capacity and respect for all humanity. He will also be missed by a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends who loved him dearly. A celebration of Geno's life will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, 85712. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 18, 2018 to [email protected] Any contributions in Geno's name and honor may be made to the Betty Brown Scholarship Fund in care of Tucson Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta, a public service sorority, P.O. Box 13732, Tucson, Arizona 85732-3732. Arrangements by EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY.


Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Apr. 15, 2018
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