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Don L. Price

April 20, 1933 - March 18, 2022

Service Date: June 3, 2022

Funeral Home Memorial Services of Iowa

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Don LeRoy Price was born April 20, 1933, in Grundy Center, Iowa. He died peacefully, surrounded by family, on March 18, 2022, in Tucson, Arizona, at age 88, after a fall resulting in a head injury. He was the son of John “LeRoy” Price and Helen Elizabeth Cheney Price.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022, at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd) in Ankeny, Iowa. The memorial service will be livestreamed at the following link: https://vimeo.com/692349982

Don attended rural schools through the fourth grade and completed the remainder of his education in Grundy Center, graduating from high school in 1951. In 1949 he and Helen Irene Draper met. They were married June 7, 1952, at the Ivester Church of the brethren in Grundy County, Iowa. At the time of Don’s death, Don and Helen and family were making plans to celebrate their upcoming 70th wedding anniversary.

After marriage, Don and Helen farmed in southern Iowa with Don’s parents. Don then had other jobs, living in Weldon, Osceola, Des Moines, Polk City, and Ankeny before moving to Panora in 1971. They built a log home at Lake Panorama after Don’s retirement, and then returned to the Grundy Center area in 2002. Don and Helen moved to Westville, South Carolina in 2019, and finally to Tucson, Arizona in 2021.

Don joined the U.S. Postal Service in Ankeny in 1961. After working in Ankeny, Guthrie Center, Urbandale, and Knoxville, he retired in 1991. After retiring he drove a school bus and worked for NAPA Auto Parts.

Don enjoyed working, watching his children mature, singing and listening to good music, traveling and visiting friends and family, reading, cooking and baking, sitting down to a family meal, taking care of the house and yard, and going to church. He was a devoted son and nephew, caregiving for not only his father, stepmother, and mother in their senior years, but also his mother’s sisters. He accepted Christ as his personal savior in 1943 and was most recently a member of Bethany Westville Baptist Church in Westville, South Carolina. Since moving to Fairmount Assisted Living and Memory Care in June 2021, he had been attending Sunday services there without fail. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend and will be greatly missed.

Preceding him in death are his parents; and one son, Lee Alan Price. He is survived by his wife, Helen of Tucson, Arizona; sister, Maurine (Jerry) Huang of Carmichael, California; daughters, Lynn (Dustin Farnum) Price of Tucson, Arizona, and Carol Price of Moscow, Idaho; sons, David (Frieda) Price of Fort Mill, South Carolina, Evan Price of Koloa, Hawaii, and Douglas Price of La Mesa, California; seven grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Cards can be sent to Helen Price and family at: 6161 E. Fairmount Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85712.

Suggested memorials include: the caregivers fund at Fairmount Assisted Living and Memory Care in Tucson, Arizona; Shepherds Ministries in Union Grove, Wisconsin; and Rio Grande Bible Ministries in Edinburgh, Texas.

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