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Richard E. Price

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Richard E. "Rick" Price

Richard Eston "Rick" Price, age 62, of Rensselaer passed away Thursday, January 16, 2014 in Rensselaer. Rick was born October 26, 1951 in Lafayette, Indiana, the son of Rollo Eston "Bud" Price and Mary Louise (Dickerson) Price, both deceased. He is survived by two siblings, William Gene Price (wife Terri) of Greenwood, Indiana, and Dr. Patti Price of Menlo Park, California, along with one niece, Lisa and two great-nieces.

Rick graduated Rensselaer Central High School with the Class of 1969. He attended Indiana University, Bloomington, obtaining his B.A. in Psychology in 1974 and continued, and completed his M.A. in School Psychology in 1976. Rick worked as School Psychologist for 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, Missouri, and returned to Rensselaer from Los Angeles, California, in October, 2005, and lived with father until his death May, 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.

Rick 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.

Friends will be received at the Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 2-5 P.M. CST. Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Rensselaer Monday, January 20, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. CST with Pastor James Dougans officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Rensselaer.

Rick 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.

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Published in the Journal & Courier from Jan. 17 to Jan. 18, 2014
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