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Clinton Rice


November 8, 2017

Jan. 4, 1932 – Nov. 2, 2017

Clinton Gale Rice, 85, of Sweet Home died Nov. 2, 2017.

He was born Jan. 4, 1932 on a cold winter morning at the old Victorian house in Lebanon that once served as a hospital. Within a few days he was taken home to a small farm owned by his parents, Walter and Vergie Rice near the village of Holley.

The farm was once part of land owned by his great-grandfather, James Norval Rice, who immigrated to the Oregon Territory in 1850. Mr. Rice always cherished his pioneer heritage.

He attended Holley grade school, a two-room school, graduating from the eighth g...

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