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Alfred Eugene Price , Age: 77
July 31, 1944 - November 01, 2021

Alfred, 77 years old, passed away surrounded by family on October 26, 2021, in Providence St Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington. He was born on July 31st, 1944, to Benjamin and Carrie Estell (Turner) Price in Cowpens, South Carolina. In 1964, he joined the Unites States Air Force and served honorably until 1968.  After leaving the Air Force, Al was a surveyor/engineer and realtor. Al cherished his time living and working in Alaska surveying all over the state. In March 1979, Alfred married the love of his life, Gloria Irwin, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. Together, they raised six children – Allen, James, Cameron, Rolynda, Ginger and Candace.

Al loved the outdoors, it didn’t matter if he was in the mountains or the ocean. Settling in Washington was the perfect fit for him. He couldn’t wait for winter so he could go cross country skiing. Summer was a time for fly fishing. Being in the Air Force helped Al fulfill his love of airplanes and flying, and knew the history of flight. Al also had a passion for woodworking and woodturning, which delighted his family and friends. He was a founding member of Woodturning of Olympia. Al was a member of the LDS Church.

Al was a kind, thoughtful and generous man. He loved his family and caring for them. He was a good planner and organizer and was proud of his efforts and of the outcomes. Al loved his Carolina heritage and BBQ.

Al’s absence will be greatly felt by those who knew and love him.

Donations may be made to the Disabled American Vets at https://www.dav.org/

Additional Service: Celebration of Life
Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Address: 1602 Ruddell Road SE
City: Lacey
State: WA
Zip Code: 98503
Date of Service: November 06, 2021
Time of Service: 2:00 pm
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added

Condolences

Susan Herrick December 02, 2021

Friend LACEY , Washington

I would like to send my condolences to the AL Price family. Al was a wonderful friend. Whenever I would visit AL and Gloria, Al would warmly welcome me and make sure I was comfortable. He treated Gloria like a queen. He completely adored her. On one visit to their home AL showed me many of his beautiful pieces of woodworking. They were all perfectly made. Gloria was so proud of him. He was always kind and generous, always warm and friendly! It was obvious he loved his family, he shared with me some really sweet pictures. I just wanted you to know you are a blessed forever family! I will miss him!


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