In Memory

Pete Price - Class Of 1970

Pete Price

A sad update from Jena Price daughter of Pete Price:

My father, Pete Price passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 23rd. This is a deep loss to our family and I know many of you loved my father as well. His love and passion for the work he did was felt by anyone who came into contact with him through his 30 years in the Capitol community. He first started in the Assembly Office of Research, speech writing for various legislators and working on the campaign trail. His fondest memory was working on the Tom Hayden campaign and after a long day of precinct walking and pamphleting, he fell asleep on Tom’s couch only to wake up in the morning by Jane Fonda breezing through on her way to the kitchen.

But this amazing career is hardly the most important or significant detail of my father’s life. And the story I would rather tell is about all the parts you may not know. For starters, my dad was a deeply religious man. For him, his religion was music and his family. He took pleasure in restringing the 12 string acoustic guitar his father bought him decades ago. He enjoyed listening to a song and trying to figure out each and every chord from sound.

Pete and our family were fortunate enough to travel to places like Iceland, Costa Rica, Europe and a road trip to the Grand Canyon. Our family trips produced some of the most amazing pictures and memories we will hold most dear.

But as I mentioned initially, Pete’s shining achievement and thing he felt the most pride for was his family. His girls. My mother Susan was his love. They spent 37 years together. They followed the Tour De France together on bike and developed a quick and ever-lasting love for cycling.

Our beautiful father passed away at 8:38pm last night surrounded my mother, sister, me and his amazing son in law who has been the glue holding us all together and keeping us standing. I want everyone to know that as impatient as Pete could be, he waited for an extra 24 hours so he could be a donor and provide life to others. A precession of 50 doctors, nurses, NPs, and other medical techs lined the halls to give their thanks for his contribution. It was the sendoff and recognition he deserved.

My father died doing what he loved, zipping along on his bike. He felt no pain. And this world is a better place for him having been here for the 67 years we had him.

 

Pete Price with long time good friend Gordon Smith. Both Moval HS Grads.



 
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10/01/20 10:54 AM #1    

Bev Hogue (Harris) (1973)

I will forever miss you Pete. You and Bruce will forever be a part of my family. Love you always, Bev

10/02/20 07:03 AM #2    

Cathy Brehm (Tomasek) (1970)

So sorry for your loss. Pete and I were very close in high school and I adored him. May he Rest In Peace and his family take comfort in the memories of the wonderful life he lived.


10/02/20 03:28 PM #3    

Michele Trent (Capdeville) (1970)

I am so sorry to hear of Pete's passing. He was always a kind person in high school. I remember when we all went to the Swing in San Bernardino to see Three Dog Night. I was standing next to Pete and when their album came out there was Pete on the back cover and I got sliced out. My condolences to his family.


10/15/20 10:10 AM #4    

Sandra Norman (Miller) (1972)

I remember Pete as a very nice, energetic guy.  I bought my first 10-Speed at his urging and then let him convince me to ride from Sunnymead into Riverside.  Getting there was easy, but getting home was torture!  But I made it with his coaching.  I'll never forget you Pete.  RIP.


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