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Marlys Rice

May 17, 1935 — August 8, 2018

Marlys Ann Rice, 83

Marlys Ann Rice, 83, of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho (formerly of Silverton, Idaho) passed away August 8, 2018 at the Schneidmiller House (Hospice House) of Coeur d’ Alene.  She was born May 17, 1935 in Helena, Montana; Marlys was the daughter of Norman William and Sybil Zola (Hagen) Jackson.

Marlys moved to Coeur d’ Alene from Helena, Montana in 1945.  She attended and graduated from the Coeur d’ Alene High School in 1953.  Marlys attended the University of Idaho receiving a bachelors degree in elementary education; while attending the University she was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority.

Marlys married Dr. Richard A. “Dick” Rice on August 24, 1957 in Coeur d’ Alene; Dr. Rice passed away on December 6, 2003.

Marlys served as an elementary school teacher for a few years, before becoming a full time wife and mother.

Marlys was a member of the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Coeur d’ Alene, a member of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Wallace, a fifty year member of PEO, a fifty year member of the Order of Eastern Star and a life-time member of the Beta Sigma Phi; in earlier years, Marlys served as a Camp Fire leader.

Marlys loved and enjoyed cooking, entertaining, traveling and ceramics.

Marlys is survived by two daughters Leslie (Scot) Cummings of Kellogg, Idaho, Lesa Huff and her companion Richard “Rick” Bullock of Post Falls, Idaho; one sister Carol Perron of Hood River, Oregon; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Carol & Jerry Ramey of Payson, Arizona; her niece Jodie Ramey; nephews Brad Perron and Todd Ramey. Marlys was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dr. Richard “Dick” Rice, one daughter Brenda Rice Fuller and a brother-in-law Duane Perron.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.  Interment will be held at the Forest Cemetery of Coeur d’ Alene.  A reception/luncheon will be held at the church following services.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 501 E. Wallace Ave. Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho 83814 or to Hospice of North Idaho 2290 W. Prairie Ave. Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho 83815 or to the charity of the Donor’s choice.

One may sign Marlys’s online guest book at

SHOSHONE FUNERAL SERVICES KELLOGG, IDAHO is entrusted with funeral services.

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