William B. (Freeman) PRICE William B. (Freeman) Price died at home on Monday, June 7, 2010 at age 84 with cancer in accord with the Washington Death with Dignity Act. William was born on April 23, 1926 in Longview, Washington to James Franklin Price and Rubye Dee (Freeman) Price. William graduated from R.A. Long H.S. in 1944. He attended Lower Columbia College under the Army's Special Training Program (ASTP) until he was called into military service during WWII. William served with the Army Medical Department in the 24th Division in the South Pacific Theatre. During his military service in the Philipines Islands, William became ill with cerebral malaria that affected his health the rest of his life. Upon separation from military service in 1946 William attended Lower Columbia College before transferring to Western Washington University in Bellingham. He continued his graduate studies in education, social work, and the social and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington and U.C. Berkeley. William began studying the concepts, theory and application of classical psychoanalysis in 1943. After the death of Anna Freud in 1942, William may have been the last living theorist and interpreter of classical psychoanalysis. William was a teacher, public health sanitarian, human engineer, securities investment representative, financial analyst and publisher of a securities newspaper. William applied his competencies in the social and behavioral as a volunteer advocate and mentor to youth over a period of fifty years. William never married. His parents and sisters: Lottie Verne Asmussen of Longview, Rebecca Johnson of California and Rubye Grace French of Longview preceded him in death. Nephews and nieces in California and Washington survived him. William donated his body upon his death to the Oregon Health Sciences University Medical School. Cremains will be interred at the Willamette National Cemetery. No services will be held.
Published in The Seattle Times on Jun. 19, 2010.