Alan D. 'Buck' Rice, 43, of Pueblo West, passed away unexpectedly, July 24, 2005. Survived by his wife, Sandy Rice; parents, Bob and Shirley Rice; children, Chelsea and Hunter Rice, all of Pueblo West; sister, Dona (Bob) Parker of Robertsville, Missouri; grandmother, Minnie Kerksiek of Wiggins, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews. Buck was born January 25, 1962, in Denver. He was employed by Colorado Interstate Gas as a welder and enjoyed archery, golfing and hunting. He attended Pueblo Christian Center. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today at Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd., with Pastor Gregg Slaughter officiating. Interment, 11 a.m. Thursday at Byers Cemetery in Byers, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Byers Rescue, Strasburg Rescue or Pueblo Christian Center, through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.

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  1. Sandy,
    Don’t know if you’ll receive this, but I just spoke to Alice Heath today and heard about your loss. You are in our thoughts and our prayers!
    Faith & Family

  2. Dear Chelsea,

    I don’t know if you remember me, but I was your first grade teacher in Byers. I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I remember you were very close to him. I can still picture you in your little camouflage jacket, telling me you liked to hunt with your dad. I also remember you were very strong-willed and determined and I hope those traits will help you get through this very difficult time in your life. I really enjoyed being your teacher in first grade. I wish I could reach out to you and give you a hug right now. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Sincerely,
    Jodi Church

  3. Alan Rice Family;
    You have my deepest Sympathy, I’m so sorry and I hope that just knowing how much I care will in some way comfort you.
    E-mail me Bob or Shirley and let me know your address.
    Take care and the Lord will keep you in his care.

    Carolyn Herman and Family

  4. To The Rice Family: Sorry to hear about your lost, Alan was a good long time friend and a great person, I wish I could have been there. All of you are in my prayers.

  5. Sandy, Chelesa, Hunter, Bob and Shirley,

    Our thoughts and prayers are will you today and always!!!

    Numbers 6:24-26

  6. Rice Family,

    I’m very sorry for your loss. I wish I could say something to ease the pain of loosing such a special person. I have enjoyed working with Buck the past four years and he will be deeply missed by his coworkers and friends.

    You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jo Lynn Morgan

  7. Sandy, Chelsea & Hunter
    Bob & Shirley

    We wished there was something we could say to help ease the pain of losing Alan but we know there isn’t. He was a great husband and father and also a precious son. That empty place can never be filled! Just know that you are lifted in prayer and we send to you our sincerest condolences.

  8. Sandy and Children,
    Bob and Shirley,
    We have all of you in our thoughts and prayers today and the difficult days ahead. Dan and I will always have fond memories of Alan.
    God bless,
    Cindy and Dan Fahey

  9. Sandy, Chelsea & Hunter
    Shirley & Bob
    I am not sure there are adequate words to express my feelings of your loss. I just want you to know that if there is anything I can do to ease your hurt and fill the void now in your lives with Alan gone, please let me know.
    Bill Kerksiek
    Jo Ann Kerksiek

  10. Sandy and family,

    We are sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in our prayers. Please know that we truly care and wish you peace and comfort at this difficult time.

  11. So sorry for your loss. I have lots of good memories growing up on the same street as Dona and Alan. May God give you the strength and peace to make it through this very difficult time.

  12. Bob & Shirley
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We were so sorry to hear about your loss.
    Dave & Diane Fahey

  13. May the beauty of precious memories be your comfort.
    Please know you are held in gentle thoughts and prayers.

  14. Bob, Shirley & family
    Sandy & family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. God be with you all to help comfort and guide you during this most difficult time.

  15. Bob & Shirley:
    The Blain family would like to tell you how very sorry we are for your Loss. Has been many years but we have fond memories of your family
    Dr. Jim Blain, Jim, Louanne, Kurt, & Vicki and their families

  16. Dear Bob, Shirley and Dona,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this so difficult time.
    I have such fond childhood memories of your family.

  17. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this so difficult time.
    I have such fond memories of growing up next door to your family.

  18. We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you in sympathy.
    May God give you strength and courage.
    John & Margaret Hanks

  19. We will all be here for you whenever you need us until time eternal. May God be with you now and forevermore. Jim, Joyce, Kelli & Morgan.

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