Evelyn Rice age 69 of Hemingford, Neb., died March 24, 2018, at the Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance, Neb.
Evelyn was born on Aug. 7, 1948, to Donald “Sandy” and Mary (Patton) Hooper at Alliance, Neb. She graduated from Nebraska Christina High School in Central City, Neb. On Nov. 7, 1968, Evelyn was married to Charles Coker at Rapid City, S.D. Five children were born to this union: Ronda, Charlet, Donald, Kristy, and Lyle. Charles died Dec. 10, 1997.
On Aug. 21, 1998, Evelyn was married to Lee Rice. They made their home in Hemingford, Neb.
Evelyn liked to bake, garden, and sew. Her greatest passion was crocheting. She made afghans for everyone in her family.
Evelyn is survived by her children; Ronda (Jim) Eisenhart of Hemingford, Charlet (Terry) Swisher of Lincoln, Donald Coker of Lincoln, Kristy Coker of Hemingford, and Lyle (Marie) Coker of Lincoln. Her parents Donald and Mary Hooper of Alliance. Her siblings Sharon (Jerry) Woods of Alliance, Theresa (Jack) Woods of Alliance, and Dan (Tara) Hooper of Merriman. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 4 step great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; Charles Coker and Lee Rice, her sister Rita, nephew Lewis, and a great-grandchild.