June 12, 1922 – December 9, 2010 Etta Lou Williams Rice, 88, of Garland, Texas passed away December 9, 2010 at Medical Center of McKinney. Etta was born on June 12, 1922 in Fannin County, Texas. Her parents were Carl and Lena Self Williams. She was married to Billy O. Rice in 1942 who preceded her in death in 1971.
Etta was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and the Order of Eastern Star, Channelview, Texas Chapter 954.
Etta retired from Raytheon in 1971 and retired from Texas Instruments in 1992. She then volunteered at Teen Challenge of Texas for eight years.
Survivors include one son and his wife, Gary and Carolyn Rice of Allen Texas; two grandsons, Jason and his wife Heather Rice of McKinney Texas; Jeff and his wife Amber Rice of Allen Texas; three great grandchildren Luke, Beau and Brighton Rice, and many other relatives and friends.