Harriet Willson Rice passed away at Seasons at the Woodview on Friday, October 8, 2010.

She was born on February 21, 1927, in Glasgow, Montana, and was the wife of the late Millard B. Rice, Jr. Harriet was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford & Claire Willson; brother, John T. Willson; and sister, Marjorie W. Wagner.

Harriet was a graduate of Mary Washington College with a BA in music. She was very devoted to her church, Phenix Presbyterian Church serving as an elder, music director, and Sunday school teacher. She served on the governing board of Blue Ridge Presbytery of the Peaks and the corporate board for Sunnyside Communities. She was a charter member of the Patrick Henry Auxiliary at Red Hill. She shared her love of music teaching piano in the schools and her home.

She is survived by her son, Millard A. Rice Jane; daughters, Deborah R. Barksdale, Ann W. Rice, and Claire R. Hancock Robert all of Phenix, Virginia; four grandchildren, Elizabeth B. Russell, Ann Marie Rice, Lelia N. Rice, Rice L. Hancock; a great-grandchild, Caroline G. Russell; and her sister-in-law, Jane R. Harris.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Monday, October 11, 2010, at the Phenix Presbyterian Church with interment to follow in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Cedar Grove Farm on Sunday, October 10 from 3 to 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Phenix Presbyterian Church Building Fund, Alzheimer’s Association, or charity of your choice. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.browningduffer.com.

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