Longtime Linfield supporter dies
Ice, a Linfield alum, had been a member of the board of trustees since the 1970s. He chaired the board for 10 years before stepping down in 2004.
Under his leadership, the college acquired the Hewlett-Packard property, more than doubling the size of its campus. That allowed the college to create a new library, art and theater complexes, along with several additional dorms.
Later, Ice made a seven-figure gift to the college for the renovation of Melrose Hall. The Melrose auditorium was renamed the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in recognition.
A Calfornia resident, he was a retired Baptist minister and American Baptist Churches USA leader.