Obituary of Gloria Marie Price
With sorrow we announce the passing of Gloria Marie Price. She died Monday, September 5, 2016 in her home surrounded by family. Her generous spirit and wit will be missed. Gloria had just celebrated her 90th birthday. Born Gloria Marie Wilt at Children’s Hospital in San Francisco she grew up in the City by the Bay and in San Carlos where she rode her stepfather’s horse beginning a lifelong love for animals. Graduating from Redwood High School in Redwood City, CA she went into nursing and became an RN just as WWII was winding down. While working at O’Connor Hospital near San Jose, CA she met Richard Morgan Price, an employee of Standard Oil Company and WWII veteran of the Pacific Theater. Married
in a civil ceremony they began a marriage that ended 58 years later with his death in 2006. Gloria’s artistic talent enabled her to design a home in Tucson, AZ and another in San Luis Rey, CA. She went on to a career in oil painting that has inspired her grandchildren in various artistic pursuits, including the award-winning watercolorist, Chris Rankin and international dancer Erin Reynolds. Gloria is survived by her sister, Linda Katz of Bellingham, WA. She is also survived by her two children, Gary Price and Kathleen Holland, six grandchildren, Chris Rankin, Kathryn Holland, Peter Holland, Michael Holland, Sean Price and Erin Reynolds, seven great grandchildren, Lyndon, Rhiannon, Briggs, Nolan, Oliver and Summer.
A remembrance tea will be held Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm at her home. In lieu of flowers Gloria would want donations to be given to your favorite animal rescue organization. When the bright angel dominates, out comes a great work of art, a Michelangelo David or a Beethoven symphony. —Madeleine L’Engle
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