Darla Duncombe Rice

January 1, 1946 ~ April 9, 2021


April 15, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092
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    April 15, 2021
    11:00 AM
    Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy Utah 84092
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  • Darla Duncombe Rice was called home to our Heavenly Father on Friday, April 9, 2021. She passed peacefully in her home at Olympus Ranch in Murray, Utah with family by her side.  She was born on January 1, 1946, in Salt Lake City, to Glenn and Edith Emery Duncombe. She married Robert Keith Rice, Sr. on March 28, 1990, in Park City, Utah.
    She has waited many years to be reunited with her late husband, 'Bob', and we know how happy they both must have been as he welcomed her into heaven, alongside her parents and her siblings Dixie, Donna, Diane, and Dean; nephew, Michael; great nephew, Trevor.
    Darla worked as an insurance underwriter for most of her career.  She was a member of the Murray Heritage Red Hatters, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and was a previous board member and volunteer at Dream Factory of Utah, helping to create the ultimate dreams for children facing terminal illnesses.
    Darla loved spending time with family and friends and was always up for a board game or game of cards. She enjoyed crocheting and crafts. She loved adventuring outdoors with her family and spent many weekends camping and four wheeling.  If not outdoors, she could also be found watching some of her favorite programs on tv. 
    She is survived by her two children: Lori Ann Leatham, Ballard, UT, and Joseph Brian Leatham (Tracy), Milwaukie, OR;  sister: Debbie Jo Stapley, North Salt Lake, UT; brothers: Dennis Duncombe (Mary), Sandy, UT, David Duncombe (May), Sandy, UT; grandchildren: Austin Brian Leatham (Nancy), Central City, CO, Joseph Keith Leatham, Milwaukie, OR; great grandchildren: Jasper Ronald Blue Williams, West Valley City, UT, and Lynae Holly Leatham, Central City, CO.
    We want to thank the kind people that helped make her final days the most comfortable and peaceful as possible; Blanca and the IHC hospice team Megan, Donna, Doug, and Jen. 
    Funeral services are on Thursday, April 15th, 11 a.m., Larkin Sunset Gardens Chapel, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, where friends and family may call from 9:00 am - 10:30 am prior to services.
    Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens.

    Those who wish to watch the services which took place via zoom are welcome to do so: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/6bcF4iTFejI4wgZNNSO2NtiTevZ-_t-xSmwfXnMXB7JHBmAGVVJgTg1-djpD6dM3.bSHndrSOe8Ma6RIZ?startTime=1618502766000


    As I have been thinking of Darla it came to my thoughts that we see the person as they are later in life. I loved seeing the pictures of her when she was younger. I remember her being so full of life, always funny and happy to visit and chat. She could always make me feel at ease and comfortable. Darla was there for Dean in his last hours when he was dying and I imagine he was very happy to have her there with him. Thank you Darla from me and from Kelly also. This is a really nice way for those of us who cannot be at the service to watch from home. See you all there soon. Judy

    - Judy Duncombe
    I am sorry to read of Darla,s passing.She is with family members and a good place.To Dave,and family,God bless.

    - mark evans