Susan E. Rice-Hult, of Riverton, died Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper Wyoming. She was 70 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Sue’s life was held at the Elk’s Lodge in Riverton on Tuesday, April 30, at 4:00 pm.
Sue was born on September 24, 1942 in Casper Wyoming, the daughter of Thelma (Chandler) King and Al Shakas. Sue’s childhood was spent in Casper where she attended Natrona County High School. While attending cosmetology school, Sue married Robert Rice and together they owned Robert’s House of Beauty. Eventually, they relocated the business to Pinedale where Sue cut hair for faithful patrons as well as celebrities such as, Slim Pickens. After their time in Pinedale, they purchased the Atlantic City Mercantile in historic Atlantic City Wyoming. In 1982, they moved to Riverton and Robert passed away in 1983.
In 1988, Sue met Rod Hult and they married in July of 1993. During their 25 years together, Sue and Rod enjoyed many enjoyable times snowmobiling in the mountains above Dubois, and boating, camping and fishing at Boysen Resevoir. In the past few years, Sue and Rod could be found playing Sue’s latest passion, golf at the Country Club in Riverton.
Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Thelma King, Al Shakas, and her stepfather, Albert (Bert) King. Survivors include her husband, Rod; son, Todd Rice and his wife, Barbara of Thermopolis; sister, Carol Coltrane of Casper; brother, Lee Shakas and family of Huntington Beach, California; two step-sons, Tony Hult and wife, Staci of Cody; Paul Hult of Casper; numerous grandchildren and nieces and nephews.