Carol Elaine Rice

  • Born: March 21, 1949
  • Died: September 10, 2017
  • Location: Warren, Michigan

D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home

30009 Hoover Road
Warren, MI 48093

Tel. (586) 751-0444

Tribute & Message From The Family


Carol "Elaine" Rice, age 68, died Sunday September 10, 2017 at her home in Warren surrounded by her loving family.

Carol Elaine Franklin was born March 21, 1949 in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, daughter of the late Lonnie Allen Franklin and the late Bertha Evelyn (nee: Smith) Franklin. Known to her family and friends as "Elaine"... she was raised in Kentucky and attended Boyd County High School until she was swept off her feet by a young man named John Rice.

Elaine and John were married when Elaine was 16 years old,...of course, with the blessing of Elaine's mother and father. The young couple would eventually move north to Michigan where John found employment with Chrysler Motors. John and Elaine settled in Warren, Michigan and raised two children.

Elaine was always a hard worker and also a great homemaker. She tended to her children and home in addition to working first as a nurse's aide and later as the housekeeping supervisor for area nursing homes. Later she worked within the plastics industry as an assembler and wiring technician.

Time away from work was usually spent with family and grandchildren. Elaine never forgot about her beloved Kentucky upbringing. She and her family enjoyed RV camping, and the many family celebrations including the holidays spent together. Quiet time at home would find Elaine solving word search puzzles, knitting, crocheting, sewing or cooking up a wonderful meal. Elaine also loved tending to her many flowers in the yard.

Carol Elaine Rice was the beloved wife of John W. Rice, and loving mother of Jeffrey Rice and Christa (Michael) Morgan. She was the cherished grandmother of Scott, Alisia, and Anna. Elaine was also the dear sister of Charles "Kevin" Franklin, Cynthia "Coleen" Franklin, and the late Deborah Ann Hutchinson.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home in Warren, Michigan.

Please share memories of Elaine at her memory book above.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Nana I love you so much she you were one of the best people ever that was in my life, I'm glad you were my Grandma you were one of the most kind hatred people to ever enter my life, I'm glad I got to spend time with you when I was home bound in school last year I got to help you around the house and just see you everyday I love you so very much Nana Rest In Peace I love you and you'll always be here with me

Posted by Anna Filipiak - Roseville, MI - Grandchild   September 14, 2017

Mrs. Rice was always fun to talk with. She would occasionally tease me about my yard while we both happened to be outside at the same time (my house is kiddy corner from hers). I grew up with Christa since 2nd grade and I recall sleep overs and random visits; every time Mrs. Rice was always sweet and pleasant to me and my family. She was a great woman and will be missed by everyone she touched! God Bless her as she rests in paradise and keep her loved ones in your hands easing their pain with each passing day.

Posted by Angie McHenry - Warren, MI - Friend   September 12, 2017

Elaine was not my "in-law" but my beloved sister that I will always love and treasure. She was a wonderful wife to my brother who has always been my hero. Life in the Rice family will never be the same but the my memories of her will be cherished forever and not forgotten.

Posted by Mary Ann (Rice) York - Ashland, KY - Sister   September 11, 2017