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Patricia Lee Stark-Rice

Patricia Lee Stark-Rice, American dean, mental health nurse. Diplomate logotherapy Viktor Frank Institute Logotherapy. Named Outstanding Woman in Education Young Women’s Christian Association, 1988; recipient Friend of Nursing award Houston chapter Pediatric Nursing Practitioners, 1992.


  • Stark-Rice, Patricia Lee was born on September 15, 1938 in Americus, Georgia, United States. Daughter of Ernest William Lee and Margaret (Pilcher) Rush.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Georgia Southwestern College, 1959. Bachelor of science in nursing, Emory University, 1960. Minnesota, Emory University, 1963.

      Data Source Name, University Alabama, 1979.


    • Rehabilitation consultant Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Atlanta, 1960-1961. Instructor Grady Memorial Hospital, 1961-1962, Georgia Baptist Hospital, Atlanta, 1963-1964. Float pool staff nurse Weld County Memorial Hospital, Greeley, Colorado, 1964-1965.

      Assistant professor Georgia Southwestern College, Americus, 1966, 67-72, 75. Instructor St. Petersburg (Florida) Junior College, 1972-1974. Department chair nursing Albany (Georgia) State College, 1975-1977.

      Dean School Nursing Troy (Alabama) State University, 1979-1984, University Texas Health Science Center, Houston, since 1984. Faculty part-time Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, 1977-1979. Board directors Curaflex Home Health Company, Houston, 1989-1990.

      President, board directors Center for Logotherapy, Houston, 1992.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate logotherapy Viktor Frank Institute Logotherapy.


    • Editor: The Hidden Dimension of Illness Human Suffering, 1992.


    Member gov's. appointee to advisory committee Texas Commissioner for Insurance Utilization Review, Austin, 1992. Member American Association Colleges Nursing (board directors), Texas Nurses Association (vice president district #9 1991-1992), Rotary International (public health committee since 1990).



    Golf, needlepoint, quilting.


    • Married Jimmie C. Stark, September 29, 1961 (divorced). Children: Jaime Catherine Stark Schier, Patricia Ann Stark Reitz. Married Edward J. Rice, February 11, 1987.
    • father: Ernest William Lee Rush
    • mother: Margaret (Pilcher) Rush
    • spouses: Jimmie C. Stark
    • Edward J. Rice
    • children: Jaime Catherine Stark Schier Stark-Rice
    • Patricia Ann Stark Reitz Stark-Rice
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    Born September 15, 1938