Woodstock, Vt. — Roger Rice, 79, died Friday morning, Jan. 31, 2014, at Hanover Terrace, in Hanover, N.H.
Roger was born March 11, 1934, in Randolph, Vt., the son of Denzil and Mildred (Hadley) Rice.
Roger was educated in East Randolph, Vt., and spent many of his early years farming and doing carpentry work in the Randolph area. Roger served four years in the US Air Force.
Roger married Lois Longe on Oct. 18, 1957, in Barre, Vt., and together they moved to the Woodstock area for the rest of their lives. Roger worked from 1960-1995 as an auto mechanic for A.&B. Motors. After retirement, Roger worked as a greeter at Walmart in Lebanon, and also worked at the Woodstock Farmers Market, did small engine repair, yard saling and collecting. Roger enjoyed family outings, riding and visiting in the Randolph area
Roger was a member of the Hartford Elks, VFW in White River and the American Legion in Woodstock and White River.
Roger is survived by his wife, Lois, of W. Topsham, Vt.; two sons, Patrick, of Newport, N.H., James and his wife, Tammy, of Springfield, Vt.; two daughters, Maron and her husband, Perley, of W. Topsham, Sara Beane and her husband, Charles, of Shelton, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
He is predeceased by three brothers, David, Gordon and Benjamin; and two half-brothers, Kenneth Batchler and Richard Goodell; and two sisters, Jaquline and Joan.
A memorial service will be held this Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, at 2 p.m. Friends may call on the family for one hour prior to the service.
Those wishing, may make memorial donations to the Lois Trust, care of Sharon Smith, 9 Felch Rd. Topsham, VT. 05058.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vt., condolences may be offered at cabotfh.com