Ray Rice, age 91 years, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at HopeWest Hospice Home in Grand Junction, CO. Ray was born on January 29, 1927 in Carthage, MO to Nathan A. Rice and Ruby I. Bull Rice. Ray proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII. Ray was the beloved husband of the late Jolene Matchael Rice. He is survived by his children, Greg R. Rice of Boulder, CO, Mark S. Rice of Golden, CO, and Renee' S. Florida of Parker, CO. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Donations may be made in his honor to HopeWest Hospice of Grand Junction, CO.