James Rice Class 1942
of service U. S. Army
Buried Glade Reform cemetery, Walkersville, MD
As originally published on Wednesday, August 23,
Mr. James Alfred "Jim" Rice, 81, of Walkersville,
Md., died Tuesday, August 22, 2006, at Glade
Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was
the husband of Geraldine Marie Jones Rice, his
wife of 41 years.
Born January 13, 1925, in Brunswick, Md., he
was the son of Howard Donaldson Rice Sr. and Ida
Virginia Shaw Rice.
Mr. Rice served his country in the U.S. Army
during World War II. He was employed as a
cartographer for 28 years with the State of
Maryland and also was the manager of the Frederick
Roller Rink from 1954 to 1968. Jim was a member of
the Walkersville Kiwanis, where he was past
secretary, past president and past Lt. Governor;
the Walkersville Volunteer Fire Co., where he was
past secretary and past president; the
Walkersville Rescue Co., No.24, Woodsboro American
Legion; past member of AMVETS Post No.2; and past
Commander Disabled American Veterans.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by
three daughters, Patricia Ann Wentzel and husband
Adrian of Middletown, Rose Mary Cooper and husband
Don of Frederick and Lindy Lou Gordon and husband
Ralph of Florida; a son, Alden Austin Rice and
wife Lori of Walkersville; six grandchildren, Chad
W. Weddle (whom he raised), Dawn Kelly, R. Jason
Weller, Heather Rice, Brandon Rice and Jeremy
Gordon; and one great-granddaughter, Alexa Weller;
and two brothers, John Rice and Herbert H. Rice
and wife Betty Jean.
He was preceded in death by four brothers,
Howard Rice Jr., Carl F. Rice, Wesley C. Rice an
Richard G. Rice, and a sister, Margaret Knapp.
The family will receive friends at the
Stauffer Funeral Home, 40 Fulton Avenue,
Walkersville, Md., Friday, August 25, 2006, from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held
Saturday, August 26, at 12 noon, with the Rev.
Gerald Hanberry officiating.
Interment will be at Glade Cemetery.