1927 ~ 2016
Schulthess Rice (Openshaw) of South Jordan passed away surrounded
by her family Tuesday December 6, 2016. Shirley was born
October 1, 1927 in Los Angeles, California to Heber Schulthess
and Alice Foote.
Shirley married Sargent L Rice (1921-1994) in 1955 and
together raised their family Kathleen Taylor (John), Maryl
Lee (Dewain), James Rice (1950-1968), Melissa Means (Bryan),
Rebecca Crane (Marshall), and Rosalind Hilkey (Michael).
In 1995 she married Levi Openshaw (1916-2007). Shirley is
survived by 30 grandchildren and 73 great grandchildren.
Shirley grew up with her older brother Dave and younger
brother Richard in Highland Park, California. She spent
most of her married life in La Canada, California where
she sold Real Estate for 30 years. Shirley served in many
capacities in the LDS church where she put her fervent testimony
of the gospel in action. Shirley taught gospel principles
by living a life committed to love and charity. Shirley’s
true legacy is left with the many friends, family, and once
strangers made friends who she touched with her generosity,
service, and love. Shirley was her family’s greatest
advocate and consistently declared her ultimate joy will
forever be found in her children, grandchildren and great
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, Dec
10, 2016 at the South Jordan 5th LDS Ward Chapel, 2550 West
9800 South, South Jordan, Utah. Family and friends may call
from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at the church prior to services.
Interment – Utah Veteran’s Memorial Park –