LONGVIEW - Richard "Dick" Price, longtime Longview resident, died Jan. 6, 2006, at age 75. He was born Aug. 10, 1930, in Olympia, to Willie and Freda Price.
He was an U.S. Army veteran and a 30-year postal employee. He was also one of the most accomplished amateur golfers of his generation. He won numerous state and regional amateur championships, as well as open championships, while representing the Longview Country Club. Mr. Price also participated in several United States, Canadian, and British National Amateur Championships, the U.S. Open and was named many times to the Hudson Cup and Morse Cup teams as a representative of the state of Washington. He was a multiple winner of the annual Lower Columbia, Cowlitz County and Southwest Washington amateur golf tournaments, and was an avid supporter of the University of Washington. He was a longtime contributor to the University's Tyee Club, and a member of the President's Club.
Survivors include his wife Nancy; sons Richard Randolph (Rande) Price and Ronald Bradley (Brad) Price of Longview; daughter Shauna Kelly of Seaview and stepchildren, David and Stephanie Byfield of Vancouver; sisters Sally Vog of Springfield, Ore., Sharon Reeves and Sylvia Bergman of Longview; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at The Cedars Golf Club, 15001 N.E. 181st, in Brush Prairie at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28. Memorial contributions may be sent to Dick Price, Husky Golf Scholarship c/o P.O. Box 1363, Longview, WA 98632.