Gary Wayne Ice, 59, of Kennewick passed away Thursday, March 2, 2006, at Tri-City Chaplaincy Hospice in Kennewick.
He was born July 16, 1946 in Prosser to Herbert Wayne and Ollie Florence (Green) Ice. Gary received his education in Prosser and graduated with the Prosser High School Class of 1964. He attended business school in Spokane. He worked as a postal clerk at the Prosser Post Office for a short time. In 1971 Gary enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, which he honorably served until his retirement in 1989. During his service in the Air Force, Gary met and married Bouchey Ohpai in Las Vegas in 1980. Following his retirement from the Air Force, together they made their home in Kennewick. Gary worked a short time for the Kennewick Post Office until his retirement due to failing health.
He is survived by his wife, Bouchey Ice of Kennewick; three children, Melissa Ice and Charlie Ice, both of Kennewick and Douglas Studdard of Prosser; and three grandchildren. He is also survived by his parents, Wayne and Beverly Ice of Sunnyside; two sisters, Terry Morrow and husband, Tom, of Sunnyside and Debra Harrison and husband, Steven, of Prosser; and six stepsisters and stepbrothers, Donna Powers, Lynn Bartley, Joan Sowers, Sandra Cueto, Greg Smith and Kent Smith.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ollie Ice; and one son, Stephen Ice.
Viewing and visitation will be held Sunday, March 5, 2006, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 6, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, with burial to follow at East Prosser Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor his memory may contribute to Tri-City Chaplaincy Hospice, 2108 W. Entiat Ave, Kennewick, Wa 99336. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.