Mark Rice, born April 15, 1958 passed away peacefully in his loving home in Sonora, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. He was born in Glendale, CA and spent his childhood in Newhall, CA, moving with his family north to settle in Sonora, CA in 1981.
Mark was born with a loving heart, as he dedicated his life to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at a young age and continued to dedicate his life to serving Him by loving and helping others. He first shared his love with animals caring for sick and wounded birds at an exotic bird breeding ranch and partaking in numerous animal rescues. He then went on to share his love with his wife Karin and his two children Jasmin And Zack, to later grandchildren Kylee and Kirstyn. His passion was placed into ministering to youth and coaching local little league baseball and softball. He continued his community outreach through Jamestown Christian Fellowship as a selfless youth pastor and as a chaplain at the county jail.
This does not capture all the altruistic and generous life of Mark, though those who knew him to continue to remain touched by his loving, humble heart.
PIease join us in celebrating his life at Savanna Garden details below.
Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
- Date of Death: 05/18/2021
- Age: 63
- Residence: Sonora, CA
- Celebration of Life: Savanna Gardens 21161 Lyons Bald Mtn Rd. July 18, 2:00pm