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The News-Examiner, 03/13/15
John Rich Price, a native of Paris, Idaho, and recent resident of Fish Haven, died on
March 2, 2015 in Odessa, Texas. He was born May 2, 1923 in Paris, the fifth of eight
children of Frederick John and Gertrude Rich Price. He was raised in Paris, and graduated
in 1941 from Fielding High School. He attended Utah State University for a time, then,
during WWII, served in the Marines from 1943 to 1946. After discharge, he served a
full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints then resumed his
studies at Utah State University.
He married Larene Farnsworth on Nov. 22, 1949 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They raised
five boys and one girl and taught them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. An
active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints all his life, John served
faithfully in many callings including Bishop, High Councilor, District President, and
Stake President. He and Larene served a mission in England and six other missions together
including Temple, genealogy, and stake missions for the Church.
John's career with the US Department of Agriculture Crop and Livestock Reporting
Service spanned the years 1951 - 1979. His assignments included working in offices in
Helena, Montana, Lincoln, Nebraska, Washington DC, Oklahoma City, and Fargo, North Dakota.
He retired in 1979 after having served as head of the office in North Dakota. They moved
to Chino Valley, AZ in 1981 to help support Larene's mother.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Larene, in 2002. Feeling the need to share his life,
he married June Flammer in the Logan Temple in 2003, a friend from college days with which
he sang duets at Church and other functions. They settled in Fish Haven, Idaho following
their marriage. June passed away suddenly in 2004. John later married Larene's sister,
Patsy in the Logan Temple in 2005. For health reasons, John and Patsy moved to Safford,
AZ. In 2011 and later moved to Odessa, Texas to be close to family. While in Odessa, John
passed away on March 2, 2015 at the age of 91.
He is survived by his wife Patsy, his six children, 21 grandchildren and 20
Funeral services were held March 11, 2015 at the St. Charles First Ward chapel of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was interned at the Paris, Idaho
He was much loved and respected by his entire extended family and by many touched by his
life and service. He will be greatly missed.PricePhoto RGB
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