Edna A. Rice, 97, a longtime Libby resident, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, at a Billings nursing care facility.
She and her late husband Don had owned and operated the Libby Hotel for many years until their retirement. She moved to Billings following his death in 1996.
Survivors include daughters Barbara Rice of Billings and Virginia Irvin of Half Moon Bay, Calif., brother Donald Scheidecker of Laurel, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Nelson & Vial Funeral Home in Libby.