Shirley Ann <I>Price</I> Nance

Shirley Ann Price Nance

Birth
McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 9 Aug 2017 (aged 71)
Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Hyde Park, Cache County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 180732499 · View Source
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Shirley Ann Price Nance, our loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and sister, returned to her Heavenly Father on August 9, 2017 at the age of 71. This daughter of God lived a happy life, loving Him, His son, and living His Commandments. Shirley was preceded in death by her father, Charles Price; mother, Dephia Price; brother, Homer Owens; sister-in-law, Helen Owens and Marcelline Price; and son-in-law, Michael Kaufman.

Shirley Ann was born on December 13, 1945 in McAlister, OK. She spent most of her younger years growing up in Eufaula, OK with her family. They moved to Pocatello, ID where she attended high school. She graduated from Pocatello High in 1963. She would later move to Logan, UT to be near her family after they relocated to Hyde Park, UT. Growing up the only girl in a four brother household, she was described as smart and mean, your typical redhead. She was tough as nails and stood up for her brothers on more than one occasion. It has been said that she could have given Mohammad Ali a run for his money in her early days.

In 1980 she met and married her sweetheart husband, Charles Nance. They would settle into their lives in Kansas together and raise three daughters. Her roles as a wife and mother were never taken lightly, "It takes hands to build a house, but only hears can build a home" - and that's exactly what she did. Her rold as the giver, nurturer, supporter and comforter is where she always excelled. She was patient, caring, understanding, compassionate and selfless in everything she did for her family. In 1996, she and Charles moved to Chandler, Arizona, where she loved the beautiful sunrises and sunsets of the desert on her early morning or late evening walks. She and Charles were enjoying retirement in "Lizard Land", having chosen Queen Creek as their retirement home for the last few years.

Over the years, Shirley served many callings in the LDS Church, from Young Women's, to instructing the Relief Society, to teaching the youth as a seminary teacher. But her true calling was a missionary for the past 20 years at the Mesa Family History Center. She loved everything about Family History and could tell you everything you would ever want to know or didn't even realize you wanted to know. She often told people, "I hunt dead people for a living". There is no doubt she had more dead friends than alive.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Charles; her daughters, Stormy Kaufman, Cheryl Knabenshuh and Sarah South, her brothers, Charles Price, Wayne Price, and Harold Price, and 16 grandchildren, who will carry on her strong legacy. We will miss you and you have left a hold in our hearts that will never be replaced. Till we meet again.

(Transcribed from funeral program)
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Funeral services held at 10:30 a.m. at the San Tan Valley Ward at 18550 E. Riggs Road, Queen Creek, Arizona on August 14, 2017. Interment and graveside service at the Hyde Park Cemetery on August 17, 2017.


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  • Created by: Diane Finlinson Miller
  • Added: 25 Jun 2017
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Shirley Ann Price Nance (13 Dec 1945–9 Aug 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 180732499, citing Hyde Park Cemetery, Hyde Park, Cache County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Diane Finlinson Miller (contributor 47733186) .