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Obituary: Melba Rice

Melba Rice, a Chino Valley resident since 1988, passed away June 24, 2007.

Mrs. Rice was a Chino Valley Food Bank volunteer for many years and an ardent animal lover. Earlier, in California, she worked in the medical field, ran a printing and design shop with her husband and served as a police matron with the Newark, California, Police Department.

Survivors include husband, Burt Rice and daughter Anne Dressell, both of Chino Valley; son Kenneth Rice of Jasper, Alberta; brothers Donald Loren of Vancouver, B.C., and Arthur, Kenneth and Reginald Loren, all of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.

(Information provided by survivors.)

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