Martha L. Baldwin Rice Obituary

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Martha L. Baldwin Rice, 88, of Oklahoma City, OK, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, May 17, 2019 in St. Louis, MO.


Service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK, the Rev. Jim Cook officiating.


Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau, OK.


Martha was born April 13th, 1931 in LeFlore County, OK to Ruth Mae Bell Gullick Baldwin and John Troy Baldwin.


She was a feisty and fun-loving child, and at the age of 18 wed the love of her life (George Rice, Jr.). She was a loving and dedicated homemaker and avid gardener all her life, and owner/manager of a Dairy Queen in Texas for many years.


She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth (1901-1964) and Troy Baldwin (1894-1982); husband of 64 years, George Rice, Jr. (1929-2014); one sister, Dortha Lanell Hoyle (1928-2003); two brothers, Earl Finis Baldwin (1933-2013) and Donald Edward Baldwin ( -2018); son, George Michael Rice (1952-1996); and daughter, Cynthia Gaye Rice (1954-1985).


Survivors are her daughter, Treva Kay Rice of St. Louis, MO; granddaughter Treva Cynthia Rice; great-grandchildren Meagan Lynne and Rio Oliver; one sister, Gwendolyn Bell; and many other relatives, loved ones and friends. She lived a long and full life and will be missed by many.


Visitation will be from 6pm to 8pm Friday at the funeral home.


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The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, POTEAU, OK

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