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Lois Adelle Rice Nov. 5, 1918 - Jan. 11, 2017


January 24, 2017

Lois Adelle Rice

Lois Adelle Rice was born Nov. 5, 1918, to Norval and Jessie (Warner) Rice in Holley, Ore., a few miles down the Calapooia River from her great-grandparents’ donation land claim.

She grew up in Sweet Home and Amity with three brothers, Norman (Bud), Dale and Warren (Corky).

Lois graduated from Amity Union High School in 1937. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1941 from Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore., where she waited tables in a café and worked in the kitchen of her dormitory.

She recalled being alone in the dorm while her housemates attended church on the morning o...

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