Jeanette Colleen Sorensen Rice

January 29, 1937 ~ April 28, 2021 (age 84)


Jeanette Colleen Sorensen Rice

Colleen Rice, 84, of Milwaukie, Oregon, passed away peacefully on April  28, 2021 in Happy Valley, Oregon.  She was born January 29, 1937 to Leon and Violet Jackson of Pleasant Grove, Utah.  She graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1955.   In 1956, she married  David Guy Sorensen in Pleasant Grove.  They were married 19 years and had four children; Michael, Mark, Stephanie and Todd.  They  moved several times and eventually  settled in Milwaukie, Oregon.  Colleen worked as a manager with Princess House Crystal for many years. 

In 1978, Colleen married Fred Rice and added his three children, Pam, Greg,  and Richard to the family. They were married for 41 years until Fred’s death in 2019 .  Colleen was preceded in death by her husband Fred, and her son Michael.  She is survived by her children:  Mark Sorensen {Janna}, Stephanie Pulliam, Todd Sorensen {Christine], and step-children, Pam McClung, {Mike}, Greg Rice,  Richard Rice, {Tara} and her sister, Katheryn  Simpson. 

Colleen was devoted to her 15 Grandchildren, and would insist that they were named  here: Jamie, Kyle, Nicole , Tyler, Casey, Cory, Kelly, Kristen, Kaitlyn, Carly, Liz, Danny, Andrew, and twins Madison and Morgan.  She also boasts 11 great grandchildren.  The children were one of her greatest joys.

Colleen was an active member in The Church of Jesus Christof Latter Day Saints.   A private graveside celebration of life was held at Zion Memorial Park Cemetery in Canby, Oregon, on  May 6, 2021.

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