Thursday , April 20, 2017 - 10:00 PM
May 31, 1925 ~ April 15, 2017
PERRY - Grant Junior Price, 91, dear husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, returned to his loving Heavenly Father on April 15, 2017, from causes incident to age.
He was born May 31, 1925, to Gideon Monroe Price, Jr. and Pearlillian Sophia (Hansen) Price, in Brigham City, Utah. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, at age 17, and served during World War II as a coxswain with ACORN 14, at Hawkins Field, Tarawa. He received a Unit Citation for the Battle of Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands, and was honorably discharged January 25, 1946.
Dad married Mary Mae McLain on August 4, 1951; their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together, they had six children and taught them the value of hard work and love for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Dad was an active member of the LDS Church and had a strong testimony of his Savior Jesus Christ. He served in various callings, including: Bishop, High Councilman, and Home Teacher.
Dad served for 21 years on the Ogden Police Force, retiring in 1972. Shortly thereafter, he worked for the Ogden LDS Temple as Supervisor of Security and Grounds, retiring in 1990.
Mom and Dad served an LDS Mission in the North Carolina, Raleigh North, Mission, and later worked as Ordinance Workers in the Ogden LDS Temple.
Dad's passion was genealogy and he worked tirelessly on his computer, submitting hundreds (possibly thousands) of names to the temple. Dad also loved family history work. He published a number of books on the Price and McLain Families, complete with photographs and personal stories of several family members.
When Mom died March 25, 1995, he was a very lonely man, until a special lady knocked on his door one afternoon that December with a neighbor gift in hand. Her name was Rosalie Lorene (Peterson) Grose, a family friend. They enjoyed a whirlwind courtship and were married December 31, 1995, and had 21 wonderful years together in Perry, Utah, until she passed away January 5, 2017. Together, Dad and Rosalie served two LDS missions; the first one to the New York New York Mission, and then the Missouri St. Louis Mission.
In 2015, Perry City honored Dad with the "Boyd White" Award, an award given to certain residents in the City of Perry that had made significant contributions to the city and its citizens. They made him Grand Marshall of the July 4, 2015, Perry City Parade, where he rode in a car, waving to "his fans." Dad was very honored to receive that award and showed it off proudly to family and friends.
Dad was preceded in death by his two wives, Mary and Rosalie; his parents; four siblings: June Singleton, Opal Covington, Dean Price and Geraldine Taylor; and one granddaughter, Andrea Hedges Todd.
He is survived by one sister, Betty Etherington; his children: Rodney B. Hedges, Sherry (Dennis) Dunn, Grant Craig (Sonja) Price, Cathy (Robert) Dittmer, Linda (Larry) Lewis, Lori Blickfeldt, and David (Dawn) Price; step-children: Koni (Andy) Anderson, Robert K. (Carol) Grose, Ronald C. (Dawn) Grose, J. Wesley (Gay) Grose, and Ginilynn (John) Hansen. Between Dad and Rosalie, they have 45 grandchildren, 98 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren.
Special thanks to the staffs at Lotus Park Memory Care and Bristol Hospice for the loving care they gave Dad. We will always be grateful to each of you!
Funeral services will be Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Perry 8th Ward Chapel, 685 W. 2250 South, Perry, with Bishop Quinn DeFriez officiating. Friends may call at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd., Ogden, on Friday, April 21, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the Perry 8th Ward Chapel prior to services from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
Interment, Ogden City Cemetery.
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