Date of Birth: December 18, 1944
Date of Death: January 17, 2020
Sue Carol Rice, 75, went to be with the Lord, on January 17th, 2020 surrounded by her family in Phoenix, Arizona after a long journey with cancer. Sue was born in Arizona on December 18, 1944, the eldest daughter of Arlene and Ralph Rice. As a young child, Sue lived an adventurous life growing up in a military family. She lived in Spain and Morocco and was educated in France and Germany. She returned to Arizona as a young bride and raised her family in Phoenix. Sue was a loving mother who delighted in her three children. Sue cared selflessly for her family, faithfully attending and participating in all of her children's activities throughout their lives. She took joy and delight in her grandchildren until the end. A native Arizonan, Sue enjoyed hiking, being in nature and exploring the wonders of our state. Gifted with her hands, Sue was a talented seamstress, an amazing painter and artist. She loved to knit and crochet. She delighted in country dancing and spent many hours designing and creating costumes for competitive country dancers. Sue was preceded in death by her parents Arlene (1922-2013) and Ralph (1924-1999) RIce, her younger brother Tommy (1948-1968), and her brother in law Timothy Mills (1953 -2015). She is survived by her sister and lifelong best friend, Pam Mills, her brother Geoge (Kathy), her daughter Barbara (Jeff), sons, Billy (Sharon) and Scott (Lisa), and the loves of her life, her grandchildren, Timothy, Richard, Katie, Max, Alexander and William A memorial Mass will be celebrated on February 5 at 11:00 AM at St Patrick Catholic Community 10815 N 84th St Scottsdale, AZ with a reception to follow.