Alan Ray Rice
1955 ~ 2021
Alan Ray Rice Born in Salt Lake City Utah on October 18th, 1955 to Alfred Rice and Shirley Baker Rice. He passed away peacefully at his home on September 10th, 2021.
Alan loved life and was full of love for all his family and friends.
Alan was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and enjoyed his time in the Boy Scouts of America.
He attended Murray High School and was a member of the marching band as a tuba player. During his time in the band, they were invited to be and participated in a parade in Canada.
He had a love for his country and served in the United States Army as an Armorer and Unit Supply Specialist from 1974 to 1977 and was a member of the American Legion.
Alan was an operator for many years with Chevron and Amoco Oil refineries.
He was married to Debbie Jensen and the two had their son Jerry. They later divorced.
He was married to Debbie Michaels and had three children, Amber, Aimie and Dallin. They later divorced.
He was married to Kimberly Belski Rice at the time of his death. He shared her children Ashlee, Shawna and Adam.
Alan was preceded in death by his Father Alfred Rice, Mother Shirley Baker and older Brother Larry Rice.
He is survived by his wife Kimberly Rice, Children Jerry (Robyn) Rice, Amber Rice, Aimie Rice, Dallin (Valentina) Rice, Sister's Cathy (Joe) Harris and Connie (Tray) Goff. He is also survived by nine grandchildren that he loved dearly and his loving companion fur baby dog Bobo. Many Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and friends.
Alan you will be so missed by everyone who loves you. You always had a heart of gold and the best bear hugs and shoulder to lean on anytime anyone needed you. You always said that we will never be apart because we will always be under the same sky.
Viewing will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021 from 10:00 - 10:45 am at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home in Murray at 4760 South State Street. A funeral service will be held immediately following from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm also at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home.
A Celebration of life will be held on Monday immediately following the funeral services at Murray Park in Pavilion Four at 460 East Vine Street entrance. Lunch will be served. We hope all can join us to celebrate Alan and remember all the good times we have had with him.
A Graveside Veterans Memorial will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 2:30 pm at the Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park located at 17111 South Camp Williams Road, Bluffdale, Utah.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness at www.myusara.com
in the memory of Alan or the National Alliance on Mental Illness Utah Chapter at www.namiut.org
Please note to view the funeral service live. There will be a link to click on prior to the service starting at www.jenkins-soffe.com
Published by Deseret News from Sep. 17 to Sep. 18, 2021.