Norma Price

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Norma Jean Price
July 24, 1931 - February 15, 2015
Norma (Jean) Dierking Price, 83, of Adrian OR, went peacefully to be with the Lord on February 15, 2015.
Jean was born on July 24, 1931 in Alliance, NE the only child of Lambert and Florence Dierking. At age 5 she moved to Salem, OR and in 1939 they moved to Nyssa, OR.
In 1941 the family moved south of Adrian Oregon where her father, LW Dierking, established a farm. She attended the one room schoolhouse at Napton (Adrian area) until the 8th grade and graduated from Adrian High School in 1949.
On January 8, 1950, Jean married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Kenneth Price, quietly before church on Sunday morning. Kenny and Jean built their home in 1952 where they raised their family and still reside, south of Adrian. Jean was a great hostess and loved to entertain. She was a true homemaker, gardener, caregiver and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her sweet and gentle spirit was the bind that tied the family together.
She was an active member of the Adrian Presbyterian Church, a VBS and Sunday School teacher; a charter member of the Owyhee Garden Club; a member of the Ridgeview Pollyanna Club; the Golden Girls; Cub Scout Leader and 4-H sewing leader.
Jean is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Kenneth; two sons, Rod (Patti) Price and Larry (Kathy) Price both of Adrian, OR and a daughter, Sherri (Mike) Pedersen of McCall, ID. Her 7 grandchildren: Kelsey Zimmerman, Sid Price, Amber (Jeremy) Conant, Jeremy (Kaitlin) Price, Shelly (Darren) Dallolio, Darrin Pedersen and Bryce Pedersen; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lambert and Florence Dierking.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Mary Radford, Anita Phillips, Kaitlin Price and all the girls at Parma Living Center for their care, love and support in her final years.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Presbyterian Church in Adrian, OR with an internment following at the Owyhee Cemetery. Memorial can be made to the Adrian Presbyterian Church or the Parma Living Center. Condolences can be made to the family at

Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Feb. 18, 2015