We are incredibly sad to share that longtime Strawberrian, Kristina Rice, died peacefully in her home on Wednesday, December 15th, after a recent diagnosis of advanced metastatic cancer. Kristina is the wife of Strawberry’s festival electrician, and well known KVMR radio host, Eric Rice, but is more likely to be known at Strawberry as the hostess of the couple’s famous T Party and camp jam on Friday afternoons. Eric and Kristina have been coming to Strawberry as long as anyone can remember, raising their children along the way, and now having shared those same camp traditions with their grown daughters, son n’ laws, and grandchildren. Kristina’s immense joy, love, and pride for her family was deeply evident from her brightly beaming smile when they were together or spoken of. She was a strong, wise, creative, thoughtful, humorous, confident, capable, beautiful, and loving woman who will be dearly missed in the community and at the festival. A memorial benefit will take place on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at the Miners Foundry, in Nevada City from 1-5pm, and a fundraiser has been set up to help the family with mounting expense. We offer our deepest condolences to her whole family.