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Emma Rice

June 10, 1933 ~ February 7, 2020 (age 86)



Emma Rice, 86, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2020 in Manteca, California. Emma was born in Germany, where she met and married her late husband, Wesley. In 1956, she and Wesley moved to the United States to raise their children: the Ronald (Paz) Rice, Horst Rice, and the Late Rick Rice. She is preceded in death by her brother Erich and her beloved grandson, Ronald Rice, Jr. She is survived by her grandchildren Emma, Wesley, Andrew and Amanda.

Emma worked at the Burger Tree in Manteca for many years before its closing. She was a volunteer at the First Baptist Church in Manteca where she worked in the nursery. Her garden was always the most beautiful in her neighborhood and she took great pride in her gorgeous flowers. She loved camping, road trips, and site-seeing. Mostly, though, she loved being with her family. She was a devoted and caring Wife, Mother and Grandmother who will be deeply missed.

P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the Rice Family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 10am at 290 N. Union Road, Manteca, California. An online guestbook is available for condolences at

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Celebration of Life
February 16, 2020

10:00 AM
P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home
290 N. Union Road
Manteca, CA 95337

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