James Vernon Price (1930 - 2017)

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James Vernon Price, 86, a resident of Dallas, Ore., died peacefully and in comfort of the Dallas Retirement Village on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. He was born on Dec. 8, 1930, in Cherokee, Okla., the son of Joseph Vernon and Margaret Leola Busha Price. He graduated from Oklahoma City Capitol Hill High School class of 1948, where he played in the CHHS Marching Band. James attended the University of Oklahoma until his draft number came up during the Korean War, then enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He worked for the Oklahoma Publishing Company, Oklahoman & Times Newspaper, beginning at age 13 delivering the paper. He also worked for the Oklahoma City Fire Department and the Federal Aviation Administration. He worked for the FAA in Oklahoma; California; Frankfurt, Germany; and in Anchorage, Alaska, from 1968 until his retirement. He was four months shy of working 50 years with the Federal Government.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jean Price of Dallas; daughter, Sheila N. (Dr. Charles) Rightmer of Salem, Ore.; son, Travis D. Price of Eagle River, Alaska; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers, Donald D. (Helen) Price of Purcell, Okla., and Sam T. (Pat) Price of Oklahoma City, Okla. He was preceded in death by a son, Dustin James Price; two sisters, Maxine Grider and Elizabeth Arnold; and a daughter-in-law, Lee Price.
A service of Remembrance will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in the Dallas Retirement Village Chapel. Private interment will be in the Sunny Lane Cemetery in Oklahoma City, Okla. Memorial contributions are suggested to the DRV Foundation in care of the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, 287 SW Washington St. Dallas, OR 97338, who is caring for the family; www.dallastribute.com.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Oct. 29, 2017
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