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Charles Rice Oct. 16, 1954 – Aug. 27, 2017


September 5, 2017

Charles Rice

Charles Rice

Oct. 16, 1954 – Aug. 27, 2017

Charles “John” Rice, 62, of Sweet Home died Aug. 27, 2017 of natural causes at his home.

He was born Oct. 16, 1954 in Lebanon to Charles Clarence and Betty June (Points) Rice.

He worked as a logger and lived in Sweet Home his entire life. He married Gail Rice and had two children. They later divorced and he was together with Kathy Myronenko, who had three children.

Mr. Rice was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing and horseback riding. He also enjoyed sports and coaching his son when he was younger, and was a huge Oregon Duck fan. Later in life he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Rice is survived by his son Nathan Rice; daughter Tarrah Rice; father and step-mother Charles and Elsie Rice; Kathy Myronenko’s children, whom he considered his children – Kristen Ford, Jessica Myronenko and Eric Myronenko; sisters Carol Krigbaum and Debbie Rice; as well as his six grandchildren.

Mr. Rice was preceded in death by his mother, Betty; and brother David “Lee” Rice.

A memorial service was held Sept. 2 at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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