Gerald W. (Garry) Rice September 24, 1938 - November 5, 2022

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Gerald Wayne Rice passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, at his home in Seeley Lake of natural causes.

He was born at home in Metropolis, Ill., on Sept. 24, 1938, to Louis and Pauline Rice. As a young boy, the family, now including sister Sharon, moved to The Black Forest outside of Colorado Springs, Colo. Garry often talked of his many adventures he, his horse and dog enjoyed while roaming all the open land near their home. He attended the local schools.

After graduating from Lewis Palmer High School, he was pleased to accept an appointment to the Coast Guard Academy in Groton, Conn. He left the Acade...


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