Helen B. Rice \n1923-2011\nBeloved mother of Edward and Margaret (Briggs) Rice, passed away silently on September 18, 2011, the same month, eight years after the passing of her husband of 62 years, Major Walter Rice. Helen was born in Elmira, traveled extensively with her husband and son, and lived in Pine Valley since 1961. She will be greatly missed and mourned by her son and family; grandchildren, David Rice of Pine Valley, Danny (Bengee) Rice of Rome, NY, and Cheryl (Robert) Rice Tingey of Pine Valley; seven great-grandchildren, Jennifer Hurd, Robert, Ray, Nathan Rice, Tony, Alex, and Brooke Rice. She was also dearly loved by one living brother-in-law, John Homberg, Pheonix, AZ and several nieces, nephews and friends. Helen was a loved residence at Seneca View Nursing Facility for over a year. A special thanks to the wonderful staff/friends who took such good care of her and made her last days comfortable and peaceful. Helen played piano beautifully and loved all animals. She was a member of the Victory Life Center Church in Horseheads and had been an active member of the American Legion Post #154 Auxiliary. Helen was an indispensible asset to her husband's military career in the service for our country. She was an accomplished entertainer and proficient in communication interrogation. It was the family's wishes that all funeral arrangements be held privately. Condolences and words of comfort may be expressed at Helen's book of memories at www.sullivansfuneralhome.com.