Gene Marion Rice

Aug. 7, 1925 – Aug. 17, 2012

Cremation has taken place and a memorial graveside service for Gene Marion Rice of Basin will be held Monday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. at the Meeteetse Cemetery. Gene, 87, died Aug. 17 at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland.

He was born Aug. 7, 1925, in Meeteetse, the son of Isaac Taylor and Dusky Lee Farmer Rice. He grew up and received his schooling in Meeteetse.

Gene served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was assigned to the 122nd Mechanized Infantry Unit in the Pacific Islands.

He married Patricia Jean McGraw Aug. 10, 1946, in Cody. Gene worked for Amoco Oil as the area foreman for many years. He retired in 1986.

Gene loved to fish and gardening; he also enjoyed boating, camping and spending time with his family.

His parents; two daughters, Marion Patricia Rice, 18 months old, and Margret Katherine “Peggy” Rice Lowry, in 1970; his wife, Patricia Rice, on April 23, 2007; two sisters, Gladys and Florence, and his brother, Wade, preceded him in death.

Gene is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Mark Cheshier and Angela and Dave Tharp, all of Basin; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.