In Loving Memory of Michelle Marie (Mosher) Rice: 1958-2022

Posted 6/30/22

With profound sadness, we inform you of the loss of our beloved Michelle Marie (Mosher) Rice, age 64, who passed away May 17, 2022, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

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In Loving Memory of Michelle Marie (Mosher) Rice: 1958-2022

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With profound sadness, we inform you of the loss of our beloved Michelle Marie (Mosher) Rice, age 64, who passed away May 17, 2022, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born April 28, 1958 in Wenatchee, Washington, to Robert Eugene Mosher and Donna Marie Shales. Michelle’s (Shellie) family consisted of four sisters and two brothers. Her siblings include Terri (Dave) Stewart of Cashmere, Washington, Linda (Doug) Price of Buckeye, Arizona, sister Perri Lynn Rich, brother Robin (Debbie) Mosher, and sister Kelli Mosher, all of East Wenatchee, Washington; and brother Chris Mosher of Austin, Texas.

Shellie attended Eastmont High School until 10th grade, graduating from Wenatchee High School in 1976.

In September 1982, Shellie married Tony Rice in Lake Chelan at Tony’s family’s cabin on the lake in a beautiful outdoor ceremony. Shellie and Tony had two children, daughter Kayla (Kevin) Ferguson and son Shaden Rice. They were blessed with two beautiful grandchildren, Jeffrey and Walker Ferguson, all of Rainier, Washington.

Shellie was a compassionate and loving wife, mother and grandmother whose greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandkids Jeffrey and Walker.

Shellie’s career was spent in security for Target stores, and driving school buses for Rainier schools and the Wa-He Lute Indian school. She also sold Paparazzi jewelry with her daughter Kayla and her sister Linda that took her to various events around the state.

She enjoyed camping at Ocean Shores, get-togethers with family at Lake Chelan, and going on cruises. She was an avid gardener and loved digging in the dirt in her greenhouse. She had a natural green thumb and was able to grow delicious vegetables and beautiful flowers. She enjoyed all of the holidays, but especially Christmas. She loved decorating her tree and home and she always made it special, festive and fun for her family. She also enjoyed crafting. Shellie had a love for animals as a small child that carried throughout her life. She loved her dogs and cats who became family along with her goats, chickens and her horse Patches. Shellie was so full of life and always so much fun to be around, with an extraordinarily beautiful smile and infectious laughter. She touched so many lives with her warm heart and fun spirit, especially her family. She will always be with us, in our hearts forever.

Shellie was preceded in death by her parents Robert Mosher and Donna Shales. She is survived by her husband Tony, children Kayla and Shaden, her grandchildren Jeffrey and Walker, all her sisters and brothers, and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. 

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2022, at 13633 Vail Cut Off Road SE, Rainier, Washington. Kindly RSVP to Kayla at 360-528-9948. Remembrances may be made in Shellie’s name to your favorite charity.