Athens Thompson Price


Athens Thompson Price, 96, a six-year resident of the Payson area, died July 3, 2003. She was born Oct. 19, 1907 in Mercur, Utah. Her parents were Clarence A. Thompson and pioneer Maude Nebecker of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She married Steele Leatham Price of Wellsville, Cache County, Utah in 1926.

Mrs. Price was a kind and courageous person -- always there for family and friends.

She is survived by son, Vaughn S. Price of Southern California; daughter, Lewona A. Quinn of Payson; brother, Dale C. Thompson of Reno, Nev.; and grandson, Jerry R. Quinn of Phoenix.

She was preceded in death by her son, U.S. Army Pvt. Jerry L. Price, 18, who was killed in Korea in 1953; and daughter, Paula J. Price, 21, who died in a small plane crash in California in 1957.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 12 at Mountain Meadows Memorial Park.

Arrangements are being handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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