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Mable Grace Price


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Mable Grace Price Obituary
Mable Grace Price passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, with her family beside her. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown. Memorials: Friends who wish to express their love in a tangible way are requested to do so by making a gift to the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth of the Anglican Church of North America. Mable was born Sept. 8, 1924, in Neuberts, Knox County, Tenn. The house in which she was born still stands on Burnett Creek Road, adjacent to Burnett Creek, both of which were named for her family, pioneer Tennessee settlers. Her parents, James Decatur Burnett and Ethel Clowers Burnett, had nine children, seven boys and one other girl, all of whom predeceased Mable. Mable met John when she was vacationing in Miami in late 1943 and he was a cadet at the Pan American Airways School of Navigation at the University of Miami in nearby Coral Gables. After John graduated, he became a navigator on an 8th Air Force B-17 bomber, flying missions over Germany, and Mable returned to her home in Knoxville. John and his crew were shot down over Germany on their 17th mission and were prisoners of war until shortly before the end of the war. After liberation and eventual return to the U.S., John was taken to McCloskey General Hospital in Temple, where he and Mable were reunited. Shortly afterwards, they were married in the hospital chapel. She and John moved to Chicago, Ill., where John continued his education at Northern Illinois College of Optometry. Their first born, the twins, Judy and Carolyn, were born there. After returning to Texas, they moved to Amarillo where John practiced optometry for four years and where their youngest child, Nancy, was born. In 1953, they moved to Paris, Texas, where Mable and John and the whole family were confirmed at Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross. Mable was very active in church activities at Holy Cross in Paris, continuing such activities after they moved to Fort Worth and transferred their membership to All Saints Episcopal Church in 1963. She was a longtime member of St. Anne's Guild and chairman of the Book Store for many years. Mable and John moved to Georgetown in 2011, to be closer to their children. She had three children, seven grandchildren, five surviving and four great-grandchildren. Survivors: Her husband of 68 years, John; their daughters, Judy McKinney and her husband, Howard, of Round Rock, Carolyn Cherry and her husband, Atwood, of Georgetown and Nancy Alloway and her husband, Wesley, of Leesburg, Fla.
Published in Star-Telegram on Oct. 22, 2013
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