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Pamela K. Rice, longtime Vail resident

Special to the Vail Daily
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail DailyPamela K. Rice

VAIL, Colorado – Pamela K. Rice passed away peacefully on Friday at the Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction.

Pamela was born April 17, 1949, in Seattle, Washington to Richard and Dorothy Rice and grew up in Champaign-Urbana, Ill. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, in Urbana, and earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego. She also completed advanced negotiation and conflict resolution training from the Harvard Negotiation Project.

Pam was a longtime resident of Vail, Glenwood Springs and San Diego. She traveled extensively and worked as a professor of criminal justice with Colorado Mountain College, a conflict resolution specialist, and corporate executive.

The footprint she leaves reflects passion for living, strength, courage, grace and humor, and she will never be forgotten. A loving mother, daughter, sister and wife, she is survived by her two daughters, Jaime Moler and husband James, of Grand Junction, and Kursten Canada and grandchildren Jack and Haleigh, of Edwards; her parents, Richard and Dorothy Rice; and sister Jacque, of Longmont.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090 B. North 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81506; or to the National M.S. Society, Colorado Chapter, P.O. Box 172625, Denver, CO, 80217-2625. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

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