In Memory

Greg Rice** - Class Of 1971

Greg Rice**

Gregory Rice

1953 - 2012

Greg Rice, class of 1971 passed away on December 23, 2012 at the age of 59. His passions were music, sailing, his dogs and gardening. Greg and Maria Thompson, his wife of 39 years settled in Hayward, California in 1997. In late 2012 Greg suffered complications from diabetes and died suddenly of a heart attack.

Greg was a great guy, who was born in Frederick, Oklahoma on January 10, 1953, the only child of Eugene and Jewel Rice. He was married in 1973 to his sweetheart Maria Thompson, who he met while attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

He pursued a career in telecommunications, working for various telecom companies as an engineer and project manager. He attended San Francisco Law School in 2006-2010. He had intended to pursue his remaining years in the profession of law, but was denied that fate.

.Greg bought a sailboat that he named after the Steely Dan Band Album "Aja", and enjoyed living in the San Francisco Bay Area's culture. Losing someone you love can never be easy; Greg is missed by both his family and friends.


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The Johnson High alumni will missGreg very much.