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Viola R. Rice
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Viola (Bonnie) Rice, 96, resident of Alexandria, VA since 1951, died peacefully on September 29. She was born in Sioux Falls, SD, and attended Sioux Falls College and the University of South Dakota. From There Bonnie, along with her three brothers enlisted in the Armed Services in WW2. As a member of the greatest generation, she served in the WAVES, worked as a civilian for the US Navy and retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Sadly in 2006 Al Rice the love of her life passed away after three brief years of marriage. His two daughters Mary and Peggy have remained an integral part of Bonnie’s life. Bonnie was preceded in death by her daughter Laurel Schultz. She is survived by her daughter; Bonnie Jo Smith, son; Jeffrey A. Smith (Hilda), her grandchildren; Glenn (Tasha) and Reva, and her great grandchildren.
Bonnie loved her church and her home. She was a founding member of Groveton Baptist Church where she remained an active member for over 65 years.
Visitation will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, October 7 at Groveton Baptist Church, followed by a memorial service at 11 AM. Inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to Groveton Baptist Church, 6511 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22306.


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Visitation

Saturday

7

Oct

10:00 AM
Groveton Baptist Church

6511 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306

Service

Saturday

7

Oct

11:00 AM
Groveton Baptist Church

6511 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306

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