J King Price

J King Price 

J King Price, 89, of Brookings, Oregon, passed away on January 16, 2023.

King was born on February 14, 1933, to Jasper and Alice Price in Woodland, CA. After he graduated from Chico High School in 1950, he went on to Chico State University and graduated with a B A in Education in 1954.

King served in the US Army from 1954 to 1962.

After graduating with a degree in education, he started his first job with Oroville City Elementary School District as a teacher, kickstarting a 31-year career in education.

In 1952, King met Clare over the telephone in Chico, CA. King and Clare went on to have four children, Marta Henry (Daryl), Rochelle Wiedeman (Mark), Jack Price (Dawn), and Kimberly Hubbard.

In 1988, King retired and moved from Chico, CA to Brookings, Oregon to be on the coast. He spent his time bird watching, volunteering at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church and writing. He was also active in the Chetco Pelican Players theatre.

King was predeceased by his father, Jasper, his mother, Alice, his brother, Benjamin and his half-sister, Claire. He is survived by his loving wife Clare of 67 years, his four children, his eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, four nieces and one nephew.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Brookings, Oregon, on Sunday, February 19th at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Timothy’s Memorial Fund, an organization King felt strongly about.

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