Services have been held for Rev. Verne Howard Rice, 80, of Cornelius, who died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at his residence.
He was born April 4, 1933, in Hillsboro, to Howard Paul Rice and Verne Lucille (Bennett) Rice.
He married Lorraine Smith in 1952 in Portland.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Verne Wayne Rice; and sister, Myrna Swartwood.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Rice of Cornelius; three children, Howard Rice of Forest Grove, Wes Rice of Camas and Julie Schuchman of Aloha; brother-in-law, John Swartwood of Cove Orchard, Ore.; 13 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.