Larry William Price, 70, of Prescott Valley, AZ passed away on December 24, 2010. Born in New comerstown, Ohio, June 16, 1940, to Martha Olson. He was raised by his grandparents Otto and Charity Olson. He graduated in 1958 from New comerstown High School in Ohio. Larry served in the US Navy for 6 years on The USS Menhaden and The USS Snook. His service on these submarines took him to Japan, the Philippiines, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Hawaii. He graduated from Arizona State University with nuclear and chemical engineering degrees. He was employed by Bechtel at the Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant in Wintersburg, Arizona, and other plants in Colorado, Florida, New York, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington and California. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Kay Berssenbruegge Price, his daughters Candy Oen (Danny) & Kristi Newman (Justin), and his mother and brother, Martha and Ray Cahoun. Thursday, January 6 at 10:30 am. Harvest Bible Chapel Ministry Center 7515 E Long Look Drive Prescott Valley, AZ 85314 Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel Prescott Valley, AZ 928-445-2221

A letter from Larry's wife, Kay:

Larry entered into the gates of Heaven today, the Eve of Jesus' birthday. We are rejoicing at his homecoming. We can see him now entering the gates. St. Peter is welcoming him, he walks in with a friendly nod and meets Jesus face to face. Jesus tells him “well done, good and faithful servant”. How can it get any better.

Larry has loved Jesus Christ as his savior for many, many years. He has lived his life in a way pleasing to us and to the Lord. He has always known, that if he dies today, he will be entered into the gates of Heaven. Larry has always been the strong silent type, and his faith is very strong. He has prayed many times for those close and far to be saved. If you don’t know Jesus Christ as YOUR personal savior, we invite you know Him. There is nothing better than knowing you are HIS child and He will walk with you FOREVER and EVER, even into eternity.

We thank you all for your prayers. Please don’t call for a little while. We know it is difficult for you to know what to say. It is so good to know you are there and praying for us. We would love a card. No flowers, please. If you want to do something to honor him, perhaps an extra gift to your local church, or your favorite missionary. Those were dear to his heart.

Larry has been through a lot, but has always felt healthy. As you may know, About 10 years ago he was told he needed a heart transplant. He got better. 4 years ago he was in a car accident. He came through that very well. In June, he was told his heart was enlarged again. We thought he got better. This time The Lord took him home. We will miss him more than words can say, but rejoice that we will spend eternity together.

Larry went to see Our Lord at about 5:30pm on Christmas Eve. For many years, our extended family (about 40) celebrates Christmas on Christmas Eve. Please don't be sorry about this timing. We are actually thrilled. What better timing than to be ushered into Heaven on the eve of Jesus' Birthday Party! What a happy reunion!

Larry was home with us. Candy and Kristi and I were with him. We were able to join the family later that evening. Our support system was already there. We, too, are at peace. We praise God so much for that assurance. How can we get through without that assurance?

We haven't thought about a memorial yet. We will probably have something small later for the immediate family.

Blessings to you all and Merry Christmas!

Kay Price, 7286 Summer Walk Way, Prescott Valley, Az. 86315, price40@hotmail.com

Candy and Danny, Hannah (10), Adam (8) & Sarah (1) Oen, POB 1046, Dewey, Az. 86327 fishin@cableone.net

Kristi and Justin, Gracie (8), Cora (6), Mary (4) and Price (1) Newman, 7017 S. 32nd Drive, Phoenix, Az. 85041 kmpnewman@hotmail.com

God Bless America.

Love, Kay

A message from Ed Welch, ETCS(SS/DSRV), USS Snook 1979:

I did not serve with Larry, however he reminds me of a MM2 that I served with when I was on the Snook during 1979. The MM2 was extremely helpful. He had a heart for God and the crew. He shared an experience that he was personally acquainted with that I remembered and used to prevent possible death or injury to a shipyard worker (the Snook was at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in 1979). As a believer this MM2 prayed with Don Farmer and I in Control in the late hours of the night for the safety of the boat and for the crew and their families. I feel like I had served with Larry Price MM2 (SS); I understand and appreciate him and his type.

To Submariners

 by

 Ed Welch

One hundred and twenty men,
the number of the apostle times ten,
descend into the sea joined
by a band of black steel.

Silently conducting their duty each did report.
Each depended on the others support.

Silently, alone, searching shores,
God alone knows who and where they are.