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Paula Faye Hughes  Rice
  • The Arbor School
    1635 Blalock Rd
    Houston , TX 77080
  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
    8575 Pitner Road
    Houston , TX 77080

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“This message is for Bobbie, because I worked with your grandmother 'Bobbie' over 40 years ago at Citizens Agency Insurance in Baytown. I remember...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Mrs.Johnnie Heflin Melton - TX

“Paula was a beautiful woman. An awesome person. A loving Mom & Nana. A friend without question. It has been an honor and a privilege to have known...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Don Dunn - Houston, TX - Friend

“To: Adam, Anson,Bobbie and Hughes Family George and I am so sorry for your loss. We remember Paula as being a very kind and loving person,precious...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: George & Frances Baldridge - TX

Mom and me, Easter 1995 or 1996 “I wish I had the strength, Mom, to speak at your funeral. Since I don't, I'll post this, what I would say if I had to the courage to stand up in...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Bobbie - Houston, TX - daughter

“Paula enriched and blessed everyone she encountered and will now get to bless and enrich those in Heaven with her smile and love for her Heavenly...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Rick McCauley - friend

“I am so sorry to hear of Paula's passing. She was such a lovely lady and an awesome mother to Bobbi, Adam & Anson. Please know that you are all in...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Cathy McConnqughey Jensen - TX


Paula Faye Hughes Rice went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 30, 2014. Paula was born on December 11, 1957, in Baytown, TX, to Bobbie Belle and Lester Hughes. She graduated from Ross S. Sterling High School in 1976. She was devoted to the children with development disabilities at The Arbor School in Houston where she taught for many years. Her crowning glory was her children and grandchildren. She loved cats, gardening and the simple things in life.
Paula is survived by her daughter and son-in law, Bobbie Rice and Travis Prater, her sons and wives, Adam and Kelly Rice, Anson Rice, and Dylan and Amanda Stevens; and her grandchildren: Jimmy, Reanna and Grace Sage; Jackson and Conner Rice; and Gage, Kylie, Dayton and Avery Stevens. She is also survived by her father, Lester Hughes, her brother and his wife Don and Lynda Hughes, her sister, Lisa Hughes, her step-sister Janine Cmaidelka, her nieces and nephews: Diane Hughes, Joey Hughes, and Jared and Brian Cmaidelka.
Paula was preceded in death by her mother, Bobbie Belle Hughes and step-mother, Leona Hughes, son John Rice, grandson, Porter Stevens, grandparents: Pauline and Ernest Moore and Vera and Harvey Hughes, and stepbrother, Johnny Cmaidelka.
In lieu of flowers the family would like donations given to:
The Arbor School, 1635 Blalock Rd, Houston, TX 77080, Phone:(713) 827-8830.
Or to:
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
8575 Pitner Road
Houston, Texas 77080
Phone: 713-690-3946
Fax: 713-690-7035.