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)