Kay Rice Hetland, 68, of Montrose, died Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas. Mrs. Hetland was a native and lifelong resident of Montrose. She worked in Public Relations in the Casino Industry. Mrs. Hetland was a member of the Portland Baptist Church, a former Director of the Miss Ashley County Pageant and she volunteered at the Montrose Academy when her children were in school. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed watching her grandchildren play ball.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Tommy Hetland in 2019; her parents, Kenneth & Beatrice Breedlove Rice; a brother, Lamar Rice and a nephew, Aaron Rice.
She is survived by two daughters, Nicole Menard of Pocahontas and Tabitha Hetland of Grand Prairie, Texas; a brother, Mark Rice of Boydell; two grandchildren, Jordan Kay Menard and Ty Menard and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are 2 p.m., Thursday, February 13, 2020, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Donaldson officiating. Burial will be in the Montrose Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Walter Dodson, Ricky Russell, Greg Eubanks, Jared Rice, Adam Rice and Nick Rice. Memorials may be made to Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 1-2 p.m., Thursday in the funeral home chapel.
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