Anchorage resident Mary Ann Price died Sunday, June 8, 2003, in Sterling of natural causes. She was 61.
There will be an informal gathering of family and friends at her home, 5621 John Muir Circle off of Sand Lake Road in Anchorage from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 14. A private family ceremony will be held Friday, June 13, on the Kenai River, where her ashes will be scattered in the same location as her father's.
Mrs. Price was born July 19, 1941, in Sheridan, Wyo., but spent her childhood in Billings, Mont. She came to Anchorage with first husband, David Elliott, and their young family in 1962. She has remained in Anchorage ever since. She began working at the airport for Dynair in 1979, where she worked for nearly 20 years. More recently she worked at Spenard Builders Supply in accounts payable.
"Mary Ann was a devoted mother, raising her children and being actively involved in all of their interests. She was a kind, compassionate person and a true matriarch of her close-knit family. She loved spending time with her family, especially her nine grandchildren. She had a knack for making everyone feel special and unique. She will always be remembered for her empathetic spirit and positive outlook, always looking on the bright side of every situation. She had a tremendous love of flowers and thought that they were the most beautiful things on Earth," her family said.
Mrs. Price is preceded in death by her father, E. Franklin King.
She is survived by her husband, Dilly Price of Anchorage; first husband, David Elliott, and their three children, Julie and her husband, Dan France, of Soldotna, Tami and her husband, Mike Galvin, of Palmer, and Franklin "Buddy" and his wife, Tammy Elliott, of Anchorage; son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Caroline Berry of Zebulon, N.C.; mother-in-law, Elaine Price of Anchorage; and grandchildren, Philip, Kyle and Olivia France all of Soldotna, Lindsay, Cameron and Spencer Galvin all of Palmer, Dustin Elliott of Anchorage and Nicholas and Jamison Berry of Zebulon.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be sent to the Anchorage Rescue Mission, 2823 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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