2006
Karen Jean Rice
  • 78 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 25, 1935
  • Place of birth:
    Platteville, Wisconsin, United States
  • Date of passing: Jul 26, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Poulsbo, Washington, United States
She was my mentor, friend, fellow actor and a woman who taught me to sing with an open mouth and a full heart... Robert "Mac" McAllister

 On July 26th, 2013, after a brief illness, musician, educator, director and actor, Karen Jean Rice of Poulsbo, WA passed away. She is survived by her brother, David Knutson and her two sons, Bryon Rice and Michael Rice.

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This tribute was added by mike rice on 26th June 2014

"Happy Birthday. Mom."

This tribute was added by Janie Walton on 25th June 2014

"Special remembrances to a special lady."

This tribute was added by Paul Lewis on 10th August 2013

"I was honored to work closely with Karen on one of her many, many projects. I remember watching her conduct Side by Side once, marveling at how much knowledge, feeling and artistry she was able to telegraph to each singer with a simple gesture or glance. She had so much heart, and will be deeply missed."

This tribute was added by Janie Walton on 10th August 2013

"My sincere sympathy to the family. Karen has left a great legacy to the Island through the Young Singers program of Bainbridge Chorale. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us.  We will miss you!"

This tribute was added by Rozzella Kolbegger on 9th August 2013

"Karen will be missed by many. I thank you, Karen, for believing in me as a singer. It meant a great deal to me."

This tribute was added by Molly Gordon on 9th August 2013

"The first time I saw Karen was circa 198, and she was directing the cast of Guys and Dolls in "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat."  I could see in an instant that she was eliciting extraordinary performances. Since then I've been privileged to sing under Karen's direction. She was a force of nature and will be missed keenly by all."

This tribute was added by Paul Pival on 8th August 2013

"We have lost a great friend. My deepest condolences."


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