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Dink LaVina Rice


Dink LaVina Rice, age 91, of Crockett passed away June 7, 2017.  She was born May 29, 1926 in Henrietta to parents, Marion Josh McKee and Dink Engledow McKee. She was a member of Latexo Baptist Church and was active until declining health prevented her regular attendance.

Vina lived most of her life in Wichita Falls and was involved in sales as manager of the china department at Dillard’s and later as manager of Brumbelow Carpet.  She took pride in keeping her yard and flowers, and was well known for her cooking skills.  Many of her recipes were given to anyone who asked.  Her love for family and friends was a great joy.

She is survived by her son, Larry Rice and wife, Judy of Crockett; grandchildren, Christy Singer and husband, Tom of The Woodlands, Brian Rice and wife, Candice of Crockett; great-grandchildren, Cinderella Huff and husband, Ty of Quantico, VA, Cross Rice and Colton Rice of Crockett; sisters, Joyce Short of West Jordan, UT and Francis Brumbelow of Wichita Falls; brother, Willie McKee of Fort Worth; other loving relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George C. Rice, Jr; parents, Marion and Dink McKee; and brothers, Dennis McKee, Bill McKee, Allen McKee, and M.J. “Buck” McKee.

Funeral services for Dink LaVina Rice will be held Monday, June 12, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment to follow in the Conner Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be made at www.callawayallee.com

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