Lydia P. Rice


Lydia P. Rice, 74, of Gonzales, Texas, previously from Houston, Texas, was born March 1, 1947, in Simonton, Texas, to Evaristo Perez and Maria Godin Perez. She passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

Lydia loved dancing, gardening and being with family. She worked for Gulf Oil for a number of years in accounting before retiring to the family farm.

Lydia is preceded in death by her loving husband: Thomas Rice; her parents: Evaristo and Maria Perez; and five siblings: Frank Perez, Phylis Perez, Dora Ramirez, Vanie Carranza and Angel Perez.

She is survived by a daughter: Nancy Seay and husband, Kenneth, of Fort Worth, Texas; and a son: Thomas "Butch" E. Rice and wife, Donna, of Cedar Park, Texas; 11 siblings: Maria Zuckero, Evaristo Perez Jr, Ninfa Umanzor, Abel Perez, Vlasta Chevez, Margie Mullins, Ester Packer, Gilbert Perez, Theresa Griffin, John Perez and Anothony Perez.

Lydia was a grandmother to seven, great-grandmother to 11, and great-great grandmother to seven, and leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed.

The family received friends Sunday, July 25, 2021 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 26, 2021 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Monthalia United Methodist Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Gilbert Perez, Frankie Perez, Johnny Perez, Kyle Tedder, Cody Cook, and Buddy Godfrey. Memorials may be made to Monthalia Methodist Church. Friends may leave their condolences to the family by visiting Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.