Barbara 'Bobbie' Evelyn Rice


Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Longtime Juneau resident Barbara Evelyn Rice, 81, died at her home in Juneau on Jan. 15, 2005.

She was born Jan. 14, 1924, in Seattle. She graduated from West Seattle High School and Washington State University, with a degree in police science.

She came to Juneau in the summer of 1949 to take a temporary job working for the Boy Scouts. She and a girlfriend were walking down the street and were invited to coffee by two men the girlfriend knew, Bob Rice and Bob Haag. Six weeks later, she married Bob Rice.

She was a member of Friends of the Library, a volunteer for the Juneau Convention and Visitors' Bureau, Sons of Norway, Pioneers of Alaska, Chapter N of PEO and St. Brendan's Episcopal Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Rice, who died Sept. 27, 1993.

She is survived by her brother, Leif Bjorseth of Bellevue, Wash.; daughter, Meredith (Harvey) Gray of Crescent, Okla.; daughter, Brita (Al) Shaw of Juneau; grandson, Brent Vollenweider of Juneau; granddaughter, Johanna Vollenweider of Juneau.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005, at St. Brendan's Episcopal Church, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Rd.

In lieu of flowers, please remember you favorite charity, or Barbara's, which were St. Brendan's Episcopal Church and Friends of the Library.

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