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Billy Roy Price


1925 - 2013 Obituary Condolences

Billy Roy Price was born in Horton, Kansas on March 26, 1925 and, surrounded by his family, died at home in Corning, Calif. on January 1, 2013. Bill was married to Martha Scott Price for 64 years. She predeceased him a short four months ago. His father and mother, Roy and Rosa Price, also predeceased him. Bill is survived by his three daughters, Linda (Ron) Coleman, Tacoma, Washington, Karen (Rick) Jones, Corning, Calif. and Sara (Lynn) Woolery, El Dorado Hills, Calif.; as well as seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Bill graduated from high school in Napa, California in 1942 and from Vallejo Junior College in June 1948. Bill then graduated from the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy in 1951. After high school Bill served in World War II for three years in the United States Army Air Corps.

Bill and Martha moved to Corning in 1953 when they acquired Price's Pharmacy, which they owned and operated until 1988. They were members of the Corning United Methodist Church where Bill served in many different capacities whenever needed or asked. Bill was very active in the Corning community in many different organizations. Here are several: Corning Rotary Club, July 1, 1953 to January 1, 2013, president 1964; Masons of California Olivet Lodge # 205, 1958 - 2012, Master 1967; Board of Trustees Corning Union High School District, 1973 - 1981, Corning Cemetery District Board; and The Tehama County Shriners Club. Bill also for many years sponsored and pitched on the Price's Pharmacy slow-pitch team. He and Martha also enjoyed many years of travelling with their friends in the Mt. Lassen unit of the Airstream Trailer Wally Byam Caravan Club.

When you think of Bill be reminded of his sense of humor, his eagerness to meet and greet anyone anywhere anytime, his loyalty to the St. Louis Cardinals, his tremendous generosity, much of which was never known to anyone other than Bill and Martha, and above all, his love for Martha and his entire family. Remembrances in Bill's name may be made to the Corning Rotary Club Leadership Scholarship Fund, PO Box 764, Corning, CA 96021.

A celebration of Bill's life will be held at the Corning First Presbyterian Church, 471 Marguerite Ave, in Corning at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013. A reception will follow at the church.
Published in Willows Journal from Jan. 9 to Jan. 16, 2013
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