Josephine Margaret Rice

November 10, 1938 ~ January 3, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Josephine Rice Obituary

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Josephine Margaret Rice on January 3, 2024. Josephine was born on November 10, 1938 to Josef and Margarete Baumgartner in Pasco, WA.

Josephine loved to garden and particularly loved Rhododendrons, Lilies, and flowers with bursts of color. She also loved to learn, read and anything science related. Josephine spent several years as a tutor working with children of all ages with learning disabilities. She had a particular focus on children with dyslexia.

Josephine is survived by her children Tamra Razey (James) of Sunnyside and Gregory Rice (Teresa) of Yakima. She is also survived by 5 granddaughters, Sarah Timmermans (Dave), Rebecca Cumiford (Jason), Megan Graham (Peter), Ashley Rice and Brianna Rice. As well, she was fortunate to enjoy her great grandchildren Aubree, Peyton, Archer, and Parker. Josephine was preceded in death by her husband Maurice Rice, her brothers and sisters-in-law Karl (Ruth) Baumgartner and Max (Barbara) Baumgartner and her sister Anna G. Mitchell.

Inurnment Service is  planned for Saturday March 2nd, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Terrace Heights Memorial Park, Yakima, WA.   Those wishing to sign Josephine's online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com  Smith Funeral Home is in care of arrangements. 

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March 2, 2024

11:00 AM
Terrace Heights Memorial Park, WA, Yakima
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