Margaret Price

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Margaret Price
Sept. 12, 1921 - Jan. 7, 2011

Margaret Price of College Place, passed away on Jan. 7, 2011. She will be dearly missed by those of us who loved her.

Margaret was born on Sept. 12, 1921, in Weston, to Claud and Mabel Blomgren Price. Margaret grew up on the family farm just north of Weston. She attended high school there and went on to graduate from Oregon State. During the summers and for a while after graduating, she worked at the Rogers Cannery in Milton Freewater. She also drove a grain truck during harvest for several seasons. From 1943 to 1946, she served as a Specialists Second Class in the Navy. She was assigned to Washington, D.C.

Margaret started teaching in Astoria, Ore., and then continued at Pioneer High in Walla Walla for nearly 25 years, as a home ec teacher.

Margaret was an avid sportsman and athlete. For all four years in high school, she was a starter on the varsity basketball team.
Margaret was quite the fisherman. She could often be found knee deep in her hip waders skillfully casting her line. She also was a pheasant hunter, assisted or possibly hindered by two generations of beagles. But most of all, Margaret was a golfer, and not just a fair-weather golfer. She loved the game and especially the camaraderie with her golf buddies.

Margaret was also a world traveler. She was always eager to sample other cultures. Often she would have to convince one or two friends to join her on these adventures. And here again, it was about sharing the experience with her friends. When travel started to become a bit of an ordeal, Margaret and a few of her teaching buddies became very serious about the game of bridge. It was a high stakes game of quarters, and the competition was fierce.

Margaret was a dear friend to many, and absolutely the world's best aunt. She was a devoted sister to Catherine Jones, who passed away in College Place last spring. They endured the hardships of life on the
farmstead together during their youth and then relied heavily on each other while far from home at college. Then, during these last several years they were constant companions.

Margaret is survived by nephew, Alan Jones of Walla Walla; niece, Cheryl Wohlers of Warner Robins, Ga.,; and Cheryl's children, Robert Wohlers of Grants Pass, Ore. and Anne Wohlers of Athens, Ga.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at the Chapel of the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla. Margaret was a volunteer coordinator for "meals on wheels" for several years. She would be honored if friends, on her behalf, made contributions to the Walla Walla Senior Center. There will be a reception after the service at Someone's In the Kitchen, 132 W. Rose, Walla Walla.

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