Ashton Funeral Home


Carolyn E. Rice

April 2 2017

Carolyn E. Rice, 77, of Effort, formerly of Easton, died Sunday, April 2, 2017 in her home.

Born July 26, 1939 in Easton, she was a daughter of the late George O. Spence, Sr. and Pauline (Keller) Grube.  Her husband, Larry G. Rice, Sr. died in 1983.  Carolyn was a graduate of Easton High School.

Surviving are two sons, Larry Rice, Jr. and his wife, Angela of East Bangor and Robert Rice and his companion, Kimberly James of Northampton; a daughter, Karen Lynn Rice and her fiancé, Bertram Berk; two brothers, LeRoy Spence and George Spence, Jr.; a close friend of sixty years, Lorraine Frey; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Services will be 10:30 am Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton.  A visitation will be held from 9:30 am until service time Wednesday in the funeral home.  Interment in Northampton Memorial Shrine.

Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society,

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  1. Ron & Linda Seliger

    April 3, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Our condolences for a wonderful women, may you all remember your good times with her..

  2. George Spence Jr

    April 3, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Sister Carolyn, know how much you have always been appreciated for all you have done for so many, especially as a mother to three fine children. It goes much deeper, care for family and friends and your strength to persevere with life’s twist and turns rest in peace…

    Elaine & George

  3. Frances Visalli

    April 3, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Our condolences to her 3 children and to our dear friend, George…Carolyn was a strong woman in life raising her children and an even stronger woman in death.
    Our love and sympathy,
    Fran, Joe and Cristie

  4. Margaret Rehrig

    April 4, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    For the family and friends of Carolyn:

    Tenderly, May time heal your sorrow.
    Gently, May friends ease your pain.
    Softly, May peace replace heartaches.
    May the warmest memories remain.

    Margaret Rehrig
    (friend of Kim)