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Price, Joanne Kaye – Obituary

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La Grande, Oregon

Joanne Kaye Price, 73, died July 13 in her home in Hermiston. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hermiston Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be at noon Monday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Mrs. Price was born Jan. 16, 1933 in Fresno, Calif. to Samuel and Virginia Tarleton Timbrell. She graduated from Paso Robles High School in 1950, and on Sept. 9, 1950, she married John Robert Price in Hood River. The couple lived in Vancouver, Kennewick and Tacoma, Wash., and St. Helens, Astoria and Aloha. She graduated from business school in Beaverton and worked as the secretary at Reedville Elementary School in Aloha for three years.

In 1970 they moved to La Grande, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church. She worked as a secretary at Greenwood Elementary School until retiring in 1991. The couple moved to Hermiston in 1993.

She attended the Hermiston Church of the Nazarene and was on the board of the Umatilla Museum.

She loved her family and her dog, Foxie, and enjoyed decorating, flowers, traveling, her missionary trip to Russia, reading the Bible, praying, riding her motorcycle and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of Hermiston; daughters Debra Lynn Jannsen of Beaverton and Leslie Joy Frutchey of Gresham; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Gideons, Camp Elkanah or Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in care of Burns Mortuary, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston 97838.

The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending July 15, 2006, Published: July 13, 2006

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