Donald Dean Price Donald Dean Price Sr. Sr.(1925 - 2013)

Donald Dean Price, Sr. August 26, 1925 - December 4, 2013 Donald Dean Price, Sr. passed from this life Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at his home with his family by his side. Private services will be held in the Bakersfield National Cemetery. Donald, 88 years old, was born in Kendalville, Iowa August 26, 1925. He served in the Navy during World War II from November 7, 1943 to April 13, 1946, enlisted in the Army during Korean War from January 17, 1949 to August 7, 1952 and reenlisted with the Navy Seabees during the Vietnam War from June 20, 1967 to July 16, 1970. In between active duty he supported his family as a farmer in Iowa and owned and operated motor repair businesses in Wyoming and California. In 1993 he retired in Cheyenne, Wyoming and moved to Taft, California. Donald enjoyed hunting, camping and gold prospecting. He was a member of the 49'ers gold prospecting club. He enjoyed spending time with his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Donald was predeceased by his parents, George and Bessie Price; siblings, Lester,George, Anna Marie, Julius and Mildred; daughters-in-law, Lou Ann Price and Mary Price; granddaughter, Judith Stark. He leaves his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Price; son, Vernon of Montana; daughter, Linda Stark (James) of Austin, MN; son, Vance of Cheyenne, WY; son, Robert (Terry) of Taft; son, Louis of Taft; son, Donald, Jr. (Theresa) of Joplin, MO, and daughter, Connie Merlak (Steven) of Peoria, AZ. Grandchildren, Kathy Stark, Alan Stark (Nancy), Vance Price, Jr. (Shirley), Christina Schyma (Rich), David Cooper, Tonia Voris (Mark), Louis Price, Jr., Shacee Young (Josh), Tommy Price, Carrie IIott (Brent), Scott Price, Mystie Barrett (Jeff), Vernon Price, Jr. (Laura), Donald Price III (Ashley), Robert Price, Jr. (Alice), Christopher Price (Lisa), KT McKeller (Chris), Tyler Gill, Matthew Merlak, Sawyer Merlak and 30 great grandkids. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences visit Erickson & Brown

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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Dec. 10, 2013