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Clifford Ray Rice

June 28, 1951 - February 19, 1974

The Norman Transcript

Clifford Ray Rice, 22, 1727 Cruce St., died Tuesday. He was a botany student at the University of Oklahoma and was greenhouse custodian in the botany department.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Mayes Chapel of Remembrance with Dr. E. Kenneth Feaver officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery.

Rice was born June 28, 1951, in Norman and had lived all his life here.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elroy L. Rice, of the home, and a sister Mrs Linda Price, 1922 Twisted Oak.

The family has designated the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for the study of mental health as appropriate for memorial contributions.

Burial - Norman IOOF

Sharing Memories of Clifford Ray Rice
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I knew him from cub scouts where he was often the ringleader of our more mischievous exploits. Our families were friends and frequently shared meals often ending in their living room discussing their model planetarium. Ever inquisitive he always had a quirky sense of self.
~John Ezell~

I went to grade school (McKinley) with Cliff and one of my most vivid memories is when he (through his dad who was a professor at OU) borrowed a pickled human brain and brought it to school for science class. It was pretty impressive (and gross, now that I think about it) to a little kid.
~Dane Dikeman Matthews~

My most vivid memory of Cliff was of him crawling out the window in 8th grade English class.
~Peggy Clark Smith~

At West, Cliff was a remarkable guitar player. He had a Gibson Firebird guitar and he played it through a Standel amp. Watching Cliff play inspired me to become a rock musician, which I still am to this day. Thanks Cliff! I will always remember you and your great talent.

~Steve Holliday~




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