Carole A. Rice-Smith

carole a. rice-smith
Greece: Suddenly, Friday, January 8, 2010 at age 62. Predeceased by her father, Ivan Rice; sister, Doris Langford. Survived by her mother Myrtle Rice; husband, Bruce Smith; nephews, Jeff & Shawn Langford; cousin, Jean Madison; step-children, Scott (Tabitha) Smith, Tara (Casey) Dolan; grandchildren, Emma Smith, Peter Smith, Addyson Dolan. Carole volunteered at the Fairbank’s Elementary School in Churchville. She was devoted to children, loved her grandchildren and enjoyed working with crafts and scrapbooking. Friends may call Tuesday 2-5 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road. The family invites close relatives and close friends only to her Memorial Service held on Wednesday 1:00 PM in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Athens Presbyterian Church, 622 ½ S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810 in her memory.

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  1. Bruce & family my I pass on my sincerest condolences to all of you on the passing of Carole, it was a pleasure knowing her all these years.

  2. Bruce & family,
    Thinking of you and may you find hope for tomorrow in the love and support that surrounds you.
    Remembering the good times and laughs we shared at card club. Hold onto those memories, they last a life time.
    With Our Sympathy,
    Glenn & Diane Aldrich

  3. Bruce and Family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I work at Fairbanks Road School in the main office. I can tell you that her love, warmth and caring of the students and staff here will long be remembered. When I think of her I see that smile and the joy she brought to all of us. We will miss her. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Bruce, Don C. called me this morning to give me the news about Carole. We are so very sorry for your lose. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of greaving.

  5. Bruce, Scott, Tara and family,
    The thoughts and prayers from Kathryn and I and the whole DeBruin extended family are with you at this time. We are saddened by the loss of Carole and stand with you in your grief.

    Dan and Kathryn

  6. Bruce,
    Bruce and I are shocked to receive this very sad news. I will always remember Carole for her kindness and her frozen Strawberry Jam. It was the best.
    Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  7. Bruce. What can one say to a friend in times such as this; I am truly saddened by your loss. I did not have the privilege of meeting Carole, but knowing you I am sure she was a good person. As time passes my friend try to hold on to those good memories of time spent with her.

  8. Carole and Glenn worked together at Monroe Litho and Case Hoyt…she kind of adopted him and then us. She would come out to the house for dessert and bring something for the kids…her kindness surprised and touched us. She was a loving friend. God bless your family at this time. Our prayers are with you all.
    Glenn and Sandy

  9. Carole, we hope you have found peace in the next life. We will miss all the good times we have had together. Bruce, you have been a terrific husband to Carole and always remember the positives. We will be there for you.

  10. Cousin Bruce, Tara, Scott & Family — I am so sorry to hear this bad news and I offer my deepest condolences. I will forever have the best memories of Carole while at the Smith Family picnics at the cottage, the Christmas parties and clam bakes, among others. Her letters to me while in basic training and stationed overseas were so thoughtful and loving. She was such a nice, sweet, caring person and she will be greatly missed.

  11. Dear Bruce and family,
    We send our thoughts, prayers and condolences to you. We can’t imagine the pain you must be suffering. Carole was an awesome person. We love you dearly and are so sad, too.

  12. Dear Bruce, Mert, Tara, Casey, Scott, Tabitha and extended family:
    Our prayers have been continuing for each of you since we heard of Carole’s passing. You each are in our thoughts daily. In this very difficult time please know the love and support that surround you now, to give you hope, grace and peace.

  13. I am a childhood friend of Carole Ann’s–she would always come visit when she visited her Mom. She was a wonderful person and though we have never met Bruce, may you find some comfort in knowing so many share your loss.. Please give my sympathy to Mrs. Rice… I am so sorry.

  14. I was so sorry to hear about Carol. I send my most sincere sympathy to her family. I graduated with Carol from Athen High School. Its times like these that make us remember the fun days we spent together as teen-agers, football games and dances in the gym.
    Again I am so sorry and know that only time will help. I am 62 myself and realize Carol was too young to leave this world. Our faith tells us that she is in a better place but that doesn’t help the ache in our hearts.
    Peach be with you and your dear ones.
    Linda Depue McKernan

  15. I’m so sorry to hear about Carole…I enjoyed visiting with her in my wonderful friend Nancy Hendershot’s classroom. The students and faculty at Fairbanks Road Elementary will long remember her warmth and kindess.

  16. My deepest sympathy for the loss of Carol. I went all through elementry scool and high school with Carol. Myrtle I don’t know if you remember me, but I worked in Medical Records and I remember you well. God bless your heart. May He bring comfort to you all and keep you.
    Betty McCormick Hazel

  17. Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Others stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. We are never, ever the same.’ (author unknown) Our Carole will be missed more than words can say.

  18. Thinking of you all and remembering you in our prayers.

    Grace, Peace and Love,
    Walter and Norma Swetnam
    Batesville, AR

  19. We are so sorry to hear about Carol. You and your family will be in our thoughts as you go through this hard time. Carol is at peace and in good hands. We will miss her dearly.

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