Richard Eston "Rick" Price (1951 - 2014)

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Richard Eston "Rick" Price, 62, of Rensselaer passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 in Rensselaer.
Rick was born Oct. 26, 1951 in Lafayette, Ind., the son of Rollo Eston "Bud" Price and Mary Louise (Dickerson) Price, both deceased.
He graduated from Rensselaer Central High School with the Class of 1969. He attended Indiana University, Bloomington, obtaining his bachelor's degree in psychology in 1974 and completed his master's degree in school psychology in 1976. Rick worked as a school psychologist for the Iowa Department of Education, then moved to Houston, Texas and worked for HISD until 1978 as a school psychologist. He began work on his doctorate in counseling psychology and completed his Ed.D. in 1987 from University of Houston.
Rick lived in Marshalltown and Ames, Iowa, and Springfield, Mo., and returned to Rensselaer from Los Angeles, Calif. in October 2005 where he lived with his father until his death in May of 2007.
He was a member, ordained elder, and session participant of First Presbyterian Church of Rensselaer. He was also a member of the Northside Pool League and the Men's Bridge Club. He enjoyed exercising, jogging, weight lifting, and music. He was a DJ at clubs in Iowa, Houston, and L.A. He also enjoyed dancing, bicycle riding, hiking, and camping, among other activities.
Rick is survived by two siblings, William Gene Price (wife Terri) of Greenwood, Ind. and Dr. Patti Price of Menlo Park, Calif., along with one niece, Lisa and two great-nieces.
Friends will be received at the Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer on Sunday, Jan. 19, from 2-5 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Rensselaer on Monday, Jan. 20 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor James Dougans officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Rensselaer.
Rick's family asks that in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to A.S.P.C.A., American Heart Fund, or Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital.
See www.jacksonfuneral.com to leave condolences and sign the online guests' registry.
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Published in the Rensselaer Republican on Jan. 18, 2014
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