Susan E. Rice-Hult

Apr 28, 2013 Staff

Susan E. Rice-Hult of Riverton died Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.

She was 70 years old.

Per her request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life service is at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at the Elks Lodge in Riverton.

Susan E. Rice-Hult was born Sept. 24, 1942, in Casper, the daughter of Thelma (Chandler) King and Al Shakas.

Her childhood was spent in Casper, where she attended Natrona County High School.

While attending cosmetology school, she married Robert Rice ,and together they owned Robert's House of Beauty.

Eventually, they relocated the business to Pinedale where she cut hair for faithful patrons and celebrities such as Slim Pickens.

After their time in Pinedale, they purchased the Atlantic City Mercantile in historic Atlantic City.

In 1982, they moved to Riverton. Mr. Rice died in 1983.

In 1988, she met Rod Hult, and they married in July of 1993. During their 25 years together, the couple enjoyed many enjoyable times snowmobiling in the mountains above Dubois, and boating, camping and fishing at Boysen Resevoir.

During the past few years, the couple could be found playing Mrs. Rice-Hult's latest passion, golf, at the country club in Riverton.

She is survived by her husband, Rod; son Todd Rice and his wife Barbara of Thermopolis; sister Carol Coltrane of Casper; brother Lee Shakas and family of Hunt-ington Beach, Calif.; stepsons Tony Hult and his wife Staci of Cody, and Paul Hult of Casper; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Sue Hult was preceded in death by her parents, Thelma King and Al Shakas, and her stepfather, Albert (Bert) King.

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