Robert John Rice, 38, our beloved husband, father, and son, died from carbon monoxide poisoning in a tragic accident on June 28, 1998.
Bob was born on March 31, 1960 to Nancy Barta and Robert D. Rice in Salt Lake City. He attended schools in Salt Lake and Hermiston, Oregon. Graduated from Alta High School in 1980. Joined U.S. Navy. Married Sherrie Allred July 8, 1982. Parents of Joshua Allen, 12; Robert Thomas, 9; and Angelica Marie, 6.Employed by Lockheed Martin upgrading the FAA Air Traffic Control Computer System. Bob was gifted in the computer field and he had many talents and was willing to help anyone in need. He loved being with his family and friends, gardening, cooking and riding his motorcycle. Member of the LDS Church.
In addition to his wife and children, survived by mother and stepfather, Nancy and David Blatt; stepmothers, Maxine Rice and Peggy Jo Rice; grandmother, Marian Rice; brother, Allen (Denise) Rice; sisters, Julie (Scott) Enwall and Karen (Jose) Baessler; in-laws, Darrel and Lou Allred and family; LeAnn (JAC) Redford; Michael (Margarita) Allred; Kristine Gabel; Chad (Michelle) Allred; and former brother-in-law and good friend, Michael Gabel; 17 nieces and nephews and extended family. Preceded in death by his father, Robert D. Rice.
Funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, July 2, 1998 in the Mountain Shadows 7th Ward Chapel, 8199 South 3200 West, West Jordan, UT. Friends may call on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive and on Thursday from 10:45-11:45 a.m. at the ward prior to service. Interment Larkin Sunset Gardens.
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