Our loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Carrie Jane Rice, 70, of Price, Utah passed on Nov. 28, 2008 in Price. Born on March 25, 1938 in Johnstown, Pa., the loving daughter of the late Otto and Elizabeth Ober Roberts.
Married Thomas Harry Rice Sr., June 9, 1956 in Hooversville, Pa.
Jane and her husband Tom moved to Utah from Pennsylvania in 1980. She owned and operated "Nanny's Day Care" for 17 years and also worked at Sudsy Duds in Price. Jane was known as "Nanny" to all who knew her.
She loved knitting baby hats for the hospital new-borns, swimming, traveling, and spending time with her family.
She was the past president of the Price Ladies of Elks, past president of WAAIMES, past secretary of Sorosis, and past treasurer of the Carbon Country Club Auxiliary. She was also an active participant of the Cancer Relay for Life. Jane battled cancer since 2002. She was a fighter and encouraged others in their struggle against cancer.
Jane loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Survived by her husband of 52 years, Thomas H. Rice Sr., and the following children, Tammy Hottle married to Graham from Berlin, Pa., Stacy Krisch married to Ron of Somerset, Pa., Thomas H. Rice Jr., married to Margi (Bernard) of Price, Utah, Stoney Rice married to Tammy (Johnson) of Stoystown, Pa., Lonny Rice married to Carla (Manns) of Price, Utah; grandchildren, Tara (Hottle) Miller married to Kevin, Trisha Hottle, Kelsey and Brantley Rice, all of Pennsylvania, Skip Rice married to Angela (Konakis) of Trementon, Utah, and Emily Rice, Valerie and Lauren Rice all of Price, Utah, Gabe Rice and wife Valerie (Hofmann) of Brighton, Colo.; two great-grandchildren, Teagan Miller in Pennsylvania and Dallen Rice of Utah.
She was preceded in death by her parents, in-laws Carl and Freda Rice and her beloved dog Gizmo.
Memorial service, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, 6 p.m., Ascension St. Matthew's Church, 522 Homestead Blvd. in Price, Utah. Family will receive friends at Ascension St. Matthew's in Price beginning at 5:30 p.m. A private memorial service will also be held at Laurel Trinity Lutheran Church in Jennerstown, Pa. on Thursday at 1 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Carbon County Cancer Relay of Life.