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Helen T. Rice
February 1921 - September 2009
A memorial service will be held for Helen Rice, 88, at 2 p.m. on Oct. 3 at Calvary Chapel in Modesto. She passed away with her family at her side on Sept. 13 in Modesto.
Helen was born in Anson, Texas to her parents Sidney and Cordelia Talley in 1921. She met her husband Lubbock (Luck) while living in Texas and they had three children together. Helen worked as a motel manager in various locations with her husband over the years and also for Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company. After retiring she enjoyed taking oil painting and dramatic reading classes at Modesto Junior College. She loved her family and loved the Lord.
Helen is survived by her children Sidney Halvorson and Cheryl Close, both of Modesto, Mike Rice of Arkansas; siblings Willadean Kelley of Citrus Heights; 12 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Lubbock; brothers Cecil Talley and Norman Talley and granddaughter Jessica Brewster. Please leave memories at