Anne Marguerite Rice

 

Anne Marguerite Rice

Anne Marguerite Rice

4/3/1939 - 3/17/2023

Anne was born in Seattle to George and Mary Connell. She attended school on Queen Anne Hill, but at age 15 her family was uprooted and they moved to West Seattle where Anne met Lauren Rice, age 16. They became inseparable friends graduating from West Seattle High School, the University of Washington, and both earning masters degrees from Oregon State University. Anne and Lauren were married at West Side Presbyterian Church on December 26, 1959. They had a wonderful marriage for 63 years.

In 1960 Anne began her 29 year career teaching home economics. A master teacher, she showed her creativity and versatility by teaching grades 1 to 12, except 7. Her favorite position was grade 4 at Marvista School in Normandy Park where she lived. She also was a super Mom adding four healthy and highly educated boys to her family along the way. During their retirement years Anne and Lauren lived in Shelter Bay near La Conner.


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Anne Rice was adventurous. She and Lauren built a 34 foot sail boat, and enjoyed sailing adventures from Baja to the NW. They were aviators flying their single engine planes extensively for 60 years, including to the four corners of North America. Anne was a traveler visiting over fifty countries. Anne is remembered for her nutritious meals, her water color paintings, photographs, memorable stories, and beach- combing displays. She enjoyed and shared nature's beauty. Anne's charm, warmth and quiet spirit will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.


Anne Rice leaves behind her husband Lauren, sons Andrew (Susan), Jeremy (Julie), Toby (Eve), and Stacy (Melissa), seven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Anne died from dementia disease at age 83. She is interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Seattle. A celebration of Anne's life will be held in June for her close family.

 

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