Roy W. Rice

August 31, 1934April 29, 2011

Roy W. Rice, of Alexandria, Virginia, passed away on Friday April 29, 2011. Born August 31, 1934 in Seattle, Washington, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris E. Rice. Beloved father of Colleen Montgomery and her husband Phil of Knoxville, TN and Craig R. Rice and his wife Sandy of Alexandria. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Evan, Mia and Melissa Montgomery. Memorial Visitation will be held Friday, May 6 from 6-8 pm at the the DEMAINE FUNERAL HOME, 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA, where service will be held Saturday, May 7 at 11:00 am. Inurnment will follow at Mt. Comfort Cemetery, Alexandria, VA.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 7, 2011
  • Memorial Visitation Friday, May 6, 2011

Roy W. Rice

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June Ransopher Bright

May 7, 2011

Our deepest sympathy is extended to Roy's family from all of Roy's friends at Maple Leaf Elementary and Roosevelt High Schools in Seattle. He will be deeply missed at our reunion planned for 2012.

Joyce Koss

May 5, 2011

Colleen & Craig,
Please know that you & your families are in our thoughts & prayers. We love you guys!
I have many fond memories of your dad & a great appreciation of all he did for our community & family. He will be missed.
Love you all,
The Koss Family

Sharada Gilkey

May 4, 2011

In May 2005, the Brookland-Bush Hill Civic Association presented Roy with the BBHCA Volunteer Service Award. The following text was published in the BBHCA News in acknowledgment of Roy's service.

Roy Rice, his wife Doris, and their two children moved into their new house on Hopark Dr. in January 1969. Within one to two years he was attending meetings of the Brookland Civic Assn., the forerunner of our current Brookland Bush Hill Civic Assn. After the Association was broadened to include Bush Hill, Roy subsequently started attending meetings of the Lee District Land Use and Transportation Advisory Committee. Roy Rice has continued on this committee as his main civic activity for total service of over 25 years. This includes serving on various committees for Area Plan reviews, especially for the area around the Van Dorn Metro Station. However, he has also served on other advisory organization, e.g., on the Fairfax County Group Residential Facilities (Homes) Commission for about 10 years, the Lee District Association of Civic Associations as a vice president, and on the South East Fairfax Development Corp. Board of Directors. Roy Rice also served our Association directly as an officer on the Executive Committee, and three years as President (reviving the organization after it closed down for a year or so for lack interest). --submitted by S. Gilkey, BBHCA past president

John McKay

May 4, 2011

Roy made his home in Seattle available to me while I attended the University of Washington for 4 years. I met Doris when she came from Germany the first time to visit - a better match for Roy did not exist in the world - fond memories of them both.
John and Gayle McKay and Family