|Birth: ||Dec. 7, 1934|
|Death: ||Mar. 31, 2008|
Peggy Laurene Price, 73, of Odessa, passed away March 31, 2008, at the Hospice House of Odessa following a courageous battle against cancer.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 2, 2008 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. Thursday at Gardendale Christian Fellowship Church at 16941 North Holly Hock in Gardendale. Services will be Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens Chapel. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raydon and Orean Smith of Antlers, Okla.; older brother, Johnny Smith of Houston, and younger brother, Kent Smith of Antlers, Okla.
She is survived by her husband, Bull Price; daughters, Peggy Kelley and her husband Rocky, and Ann Swann and her husband Jerry, all of Odessa; son Jabo Price and his wife Shirley of Odessa; her brother, Calvin Smith and his wife, Shirley, of Antlers, Okla.; sisters-in-law, Darnella Smith of Antlers, Okla. And Myrna Smith of Houston; grandchildren, Jennifer Price, Stefani Kuykendall, China Mendenhall, Chris Swann, and Sara Hulsey; great-grandchildren, Morgan and Tyler Medford, Jayson Kuykendall, Kayleigh Swann, Michaela and Logan Hulsey, and D.J. Berlanga; and a host of beloved nieces and nephews.
Peggy was born and raised in Lamesa. She wed Bull Price in August of 1963 She loved taking care of her family and she loved to create things. She grew up making her own clothes, and she continued making clothes for her children and grandchildren. She made everything from wedding dresses to quilts for the babies. As a girl, her favorite books were Nancy Drew mysteries; as a grandmother, she loved books by James Lee Burke and Larry McMurtry. When her children were grown, she learned to play the piano. Then, she passed on her knowledge to her granddaughter. She also took up painting and calligraphy. When the tremors in her right hand would no longer allow her to write, she taught herself to use her left hand. Even when she had to give up painting, sewing, and playing the piano, she still found enjoyment in her crossword puzzles, tending her flowers, and feeding the birds. She had a contest with her cousin to see who could spot the first hummingbird each season. She also fed every stray that happened by, and we often teased her about her part-time dogs. Her son-in-law said she made the best chocolate sheet cake in the world—it was all he ever asked for on his birthday.
One of the grandchildren said that when she thought of her grandmother she always thought of birds and flowers. What a wonderful way to be remembered!
The family would like to thank the loving care provided by Medical Center Hospital's nurses, especially Lupe; the Home Hospice nurses, especially Donella, and the Hospice House of Odessa. A special thanks also to the WTCC nurses and to all the friends and family who sent flowers and cards and food each time she was hospitalized.
In lieu of flowers, Peggy requested donations be sent to the Humane Society of Odessa.
Sunset Memorial Gardens
Created by: Janice Williams Langley
Record added: Apr 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25972182
Buried in Asoration West Plot 14 Lot 4--unable to locate a tombstone|
LADONNA GREER COLLETT
Added: Sep. 11, 2013