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Edith Cheryl Rice

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May 27, 1955 ~ February 23, 2024

Born in: New Hampshire, Connecticut
Resided in: Marion, Texas

Edith Cheryl Rice, age 68, passed away on February 23, 2024 in Marion, Texas. She was born on May 27, 1955 in Exeter, New Hampshire, to her parents Shirley Hamby and Flavius DeBergh.

Edith met and married her best friend, James L. Rice. They shared a beautiful union of almost 50 years together, come June. Edith was a loving mother and devoted wife. She was also a loving and proud grandmother to her seven grandchildren, all of whom were her pride and joy.

Along with her many roles, she was also a teacher. Her passion to teach was unmatched. Edith served many years as an educator to 5th and 6th graders until her retirement.

In her spare time, Edith enjoyed boating and spending time with friends. She was also grateful to travel throughout the United States, where she carried a strong moral compass. Her legacy of dedication to her family and friends will live on through the hearts of all the lives she touched. Our family will continue to cherish the fond memories she left behind as they will continue to uplift and inspire us.

Edith is preceded in death by her parents, her daughter: Jana Rice, and her sister: Deborah “Debbie” Smith.

She leaves to cherish in her memory, her beloved husband, James L. Rice of 49 years, her daughter: Cassie Platt (Scott), seven grandchildren; her only sister: Karla DeBergh, and numerous other close relatives and friends.

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