SEPTEMBER 11, 1950 – NOVEMBER 16, 2008

BARTLESVILLE – Louise Rice went home to be with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday November 16, 2008.

Louise was born in Parsons, Kansas on September 11, 1950 to L.G. and Dorothy Harding Rice. The Rice family moved to Bartlesville in the early 1950s where Louise attended St. John’s Catholic School through eighth grade. She went on to graduate from College High School in 1968. After graduation Louise went to work for a local veterinarian where she quickly learned to love animals. She trained as a dog groomer and eventually started her own business, Pet Boutique. Louise was a member of the Poodle Club of America and the Bartlesville Kennel Club. She owned several horses in her lifetime, spending some of her younger years barrel racing in rodeos and local arenas. Louise had a special love for the standard poodle and enjoyed breeding, training and showing her dogs.

Louise was a woman of great faith and held fast to what she knew to be the truth and that was the Word of God. She was also very generous not only with her finances, but with her time and her talents.

Her parents, one sister Theresia, preceded Louise in death. She is survived by two sisters; Lynne Garrett of Bartlesville and Linda Jones and husband Bob of Grove, OK, two brothers; Mike Rice of Bartlesville and Pat Rice and wife Anne of Tulsa, OK, three nieces, Michelle Davies of Grand Prairie, TX, Kerrie Borror of Loganville, Georgia and Jessica Garrett of Bartlesville. Also surviving are five nephews, Brian Rice, Matthew Jones, Derek Royer, Cody Rice and Quentin Rice. Many great nieces and nephews also survive.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in her memory to either the Poodle Club of America Rescue Foundation in care of Ann Stokes, 4014 Dublin Dr., Greensboro, North Carolina, 27406 or to the Green Country Free Clinic, 500 SE Frank Phillips Blvd., Bartlesville, OK.

A celebration of Louise’s life was held on Friday, November 21 from 4-7 p.m. at the home of Patti Keaton. Private graveside services were held on Saturday, November 22, 2008 in Erie, KS.