Walter James Rice, 82, died March 24, 1998 in Sandy, Utah.

He was born October 26, 1915 in Salt Lake to James Joseph and Nettie Irene McKenna Rice. Married Winona Marx on October 9, 1943 in Salt Lake City. She preceded him in death. Married Helen Mae Philpott on November 7, 1982 in Orange County, California.Walter is survived by his wife, Helen; son and daughters, Janet Ruth (Glen) Olive, Orange, CA; Gerald Walter (Connie) Rice, Bluffdale; Kathlene Irene (Richard) McFarland, Orange, CA; stepchildren, Nona Lee (Dayle) Mead, Sandy; Susan Arnoldus, Palcentia, CA; and Joan Mitchell, Concord, CA; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; brothers, William and Jack; sister, Virginia. Also preceded in death by son, Dennis D. Rice.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 28, 1998 at 2 p.m. at the Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 So. Highland Dr., where friends may call Friday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to services. Interment Mt. View Memorial Estates, 3113 E. 7800 So. Funeral directors, Cottonwood Mortuary.

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