April 2, 1928 - August 27, 2021
WaKeeney, Kansas - Janet Alice "Tad" Price, age 93, passed away peacefully on August 27, 2021 at the Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care unit in Wakeeney, Kansas. She was born April 2, 1928 to Herbert Christian McSween and Mary Hogsett McSween Bleasdale in Brush, Colorado. She married her childhood sweetheart, Dr. James G. Price, on June 19, 1949 and they were married for over 60 wonderful years until he passed away in 2009. They raised their family in Brush, CO and in 1979 moved to Kansas City, KS where she lived for 40 years until moving to Wakeeney, KS in 2019.
In her youth she enjoyed horseback riding, was a rodeo queen in Brush, CO and even taught horseback riding in Estes Park, CO. She graduated from the University of Colorado in 1949 with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and was a substitute teacher in Brush for many years. Her love of music continued throughout her life and, at age 88, still played the piano on Friday nights to entertain her friends at Claridge Court where she lived. She said it was because they gave her a free glass of wine for playing. She loved playing bridge and reading, did amazing needlepoint and was a wonderful cook. She and her husband travelled all over the world together, including several trips to Europe and China and cruises in the Mediterranean and down the Amazon River. She even attended a dance at the White House and danced with the Secretary of State. Her most important accomplishment was supporting her husband and taking care of her family, of which she took tremendous pride.
She is survived by two sons, James G. Price II (Marcia) of Cheyenne, WY; Richard C. Price (Linda) of Harrisonville, MO; two daughters, Mary Laurette Albin (Doug) of Wakeeney, KS; Janet Lynn Price of Minneapolis, MN; nine grandchildren (Alicia, Richard II, Andrea, Lauren, Julia, Jackie, Anne, Elizabeth and James III) and 11 great grandchildren.
A family celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Trego Hospital Endowment, Inc. at 236 N. 6th Street in Wakeeney, KS 67672.
Arrangements in care of Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.
Published by Kansas City Star on Sep. 15, 2021.