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Colin "Bubba" Rice

December 15, 1983 ~ June 3, 2019 (age 35)


Rice, Colin “Bubba” James

 Age 35, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019. He was born in Flagstaff, Az., on December 15, 1983.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Enid and "Tuffy" Rice, Ralph Campbell; uncle, Brian Campbell; beloved dog, Coco.

Colin is survived by his wife, Brittany Rice; parents, Stephen Rice and Anne Snyder; sons, Braylon Rice and Landon Rice; brothers, Ammon Rice and family, Gabe Rice and family; sister, Stephanie Rice; grandmother, Maxine Campbell; and his dog Miley.

Colin married Brittany Esswein on June 6, 2015, in Rio Rancho, NM. He was Lieutenant Paramedic with the Rio Rancho Fire Department for over 7 years. He was given the N.M. Paramedic of the year award in 2016 and 2019. Colin was an avid sports fan. He loved coaching his kids, watching basketball, football and going fishing.  Colin was an active member of the community. He enjoyed coaching and teaching for the Fire Department.  Colin will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.


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June 9, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Daniels Family Funeral Services - Sara Chapel
4310 Sara Road SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Memorial Service
June 10, 2019

10:00 AM
Calvary Chapel Rio Rancho
138 Frontage Road
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

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