[Vision2020] Obituary for Charley Rice, Buffalo Free Press staff on 9-15-70 Edition

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 15:41:31 PDT 2016


Tom Hansen posted a link to the actual pages of the 9-15-70 edition of the
Buffalo Free Press, which on page 8 contains a list of the Buffalo staff
for that edition, the late Charley Rice among them.

Given his death, I doubt he will object to remembering his contributions to
the Buffalo Free Press.

I thought it important to publicly revisit Charley Rice's obituary, not
necessarily because he was a friend, the exploration of which would require
thousands of words, but also for many other very good reasons, some of
which are in the obituary included in this Vision2020 post.

I've never known anyone like Charley, a truly unique individual.  And I do
not use the word "unique" lightly, in the sense that we are all unique.  I
mean he was extraordinarily a different sort of person, who powerfully
resisted the all too common and pathetic habit of human minds to
oversimplify, stereotype or pigeonhole.other people.
Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett

Charles Mack RiceMar 27, 2005

Dec. 19, 1950 - Feb. 14, 2005

Pullman, Wash.

Charles Mack Rice, 54, Pullman, Wash., passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2005,
at home, of natural causes. There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m.,
Saturday, April 2, 2005, at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weiser. Arrangements are
under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home, Weiser.

Charles was born Dec. 19, 1950, in Forks, Wash., to John W. Rice and
Blanche W. Townley Rice. He was educated in Forks and in Weiser, where he
graduated from Weiser High School. He attended the University of Idaho in
Moscow for three years, then became a logger in the Moscow area. In 1978,
he moved to Townley ranch at New Meadows and worked primarily as a logger
in that area. In 1982, he married Gaye Merritt Rice and they later
divorced. For his mid-life crisis, he returned to the University of Idaho
and received a bachelor's degree in history in 1990.

He acquired an interest in China and lived in Hong Kong and mainland China
for 11 of the following 12 years. He became proficient in speaking, reading
and writing Mandarin and was also fluent in Cantonese. Upon returning to
the U.S., he again attended the University of Idaho and received a master's
degree in history in 2004. At the time of his death, he was working towards
a doctorate at Washington State University and was a teaching assistant
there. In May 2004, he married Mei Gao Rice.

Charles is survived by his wife, Mei Gao Rice; a sister and brother-in-law,
Martha and the Rev. Bob Sipe, St. Helens; a sister and brother-in-law, Sue
and Jim Peterson, Weiser; a nephew and his wife, Marc and Jess Sipe, San
Antonio; nieces, Jennifer Greenleaf, St. Helens, Darci Peterson, Moses
Lake, Wash., and Cara Leigh Peterson, Weiser; great-nieces, Marinda and
Sidney Greenleaf, St. Helens; an uncle, Mac Rice, Boise; a great-uncle, W.
Cliff Beardsley, Troutdale; many cousins and many friends.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; and grandparents.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman.fsr.com/pipermail/vision2020/attachments/20160915/268f4fbf/attachment.html>

More information about the Vision2020 mailing list