James Dallas Price

Born: Tue., Jan. 7, 1936
Died: Tue., Apr. 2, 2013

Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Fri., Apr. 05, 2013
Location: Burns Mortuary

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Sat., Apr. 06, 2013
Location: St. Andrew's Church

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James Dallas Price

Jan. 7, 1936 – April 2, 2013


James “Dallas” Price was called to the Lord on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Saint Anthony’s Hospital.  He has suffered for many years with a respiratory illness, though his passing was unexpected.

He was born January 7, 1936 in Pendleton, Oregon to Fred Price Sr. and Josephine Burrows Price.  He was the youngest of six children.

He attended Saint Joseph’s Academy and graduated in 1954.  He attended Gonzaga University for one year before he left to return home to care for his beloved ailing mother.  He never complained, only accepting life as it was handed to him, although he never received his accounting degree.  He loved working at the petroleum department at the Pendleton Grain Growers until his retirement in 1997 after nearly 40 years of service. 

In 1959, he married the love of his life, Mary Joan Roden of Pendleton.  They spent the next 54 years together enjoying time at the Oregon Coast, travelling to New Zealand and visiting family in Maryland.  Camping and beach trips were the typical family vacations as they raised their four children.  His hobbies were camping, fishing, hunting, and building and caretaking Camp DaKonYa for the Camp Fire Girls.  Dallas was a skilled leather worker and enjoyed sharing his talent with friends and family.  He belonged to Saint Mary’s Catholic Church and loved working at Saint Mary’s Outreach.  He also enjoyed working at the Pendleton Round-up Fence Crew for over 40 years. His later years he enjoyed staying at home, working on crossword puzzles, watching his favorite teams – The University of Oregon Ducks and Gonzaga Bulldogs, and also an occasional trip to Wildhorse Casino. 

Dallas is survived by his wife, Mary Jo of Pendleton, his daughters, Barbara Collins (Mark) of Medford, Tamara Richter (Matt) of Pendleton, Kathryn Heavirland (David) of Eugene and Joseph Price (Michelle) of Arizona.  Grandchildren – James, Jenna, Amy, Nicolas, Gabriel, Hayden, Morgan and Ryan.  Great Grandchildren – Madeleine, Jameson and Liliana (on the way).  Siblings Josephine Hargett, Catherine Galenbeck and Fred Price all of Pendleton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Mary Ledbetter and Martha Reece.

The Rosary will be held 7:00 PM Friday, April 5th, at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton.  Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Saturday April 6th, at St. Andrew’s Church in Mission.  Sign the online condolence-book www.burnsmortuary.com

Donations may be made to the Umatilla County Historical Society, 108 SW Frazer, Pendleton, Oregon 97801.

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Carol and Bill Lundgren
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
Aunt Mary Jo, Barbi, Tammy, Cathy and Joe,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Dallas will be deeply missed by all.
I am very grateful that I was able to visit with Uncle Dallas and Aunt Mary Jo last fall. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Carol, Bill, Jessica and Eric

Connie Nye
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
Mojo and family,
I will miss Dallas so much. What a buddy of mine he became. I will always cherish his memorable stories, and oh my gosh comparing our gardening skills to one another to see who could produce the biggest and best tomatos. Of course, he always had to remind me that I was the only one that could make the salsa and not to forget him when I had the finished product finished.
Much love to you Mojo.
Prayers to you and your family.
I miss you Dally Boy.

Eleventh Hour Warriors
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. May God be with you during this time. You are in our hearts and prayers.

Don and Judy LeGore
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
Sorry to hear Dallas has passed away. Don and I will be thinking of you all. Prays are with you.

Randy and Loretta Wells
   Posted Thu April 04, 2013
We are so sorry to hear that Dallas has passed on. We used to see him at the RAC and I would walk with him awhile and exchange stories.
The obituary did not mention that Dallas had been a Volunteer at Pendleton Fire Department, and gave of his time and talents for many years to the city. We always enjoyed seeing Dallas and talking with him, he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of loss.
May God bless and keep him, Randy and Loretta

Jerry and Kerry Dunn
   Posted Thu April 04, 2013
To all the family of our beloved Dallas -
Our family sends all their love and strengh to your family in this time of loss. We will all miss Dallas greatly but Lady now has someone to walk with her as she chases Sheba. Dallas will always leave a place in my heart. Be strong and God Bless you all.

Connie Newman O'Harra
   Posted Thu April 04, 2013
Dear Mary Jo and family,

So sorry to read of Dallas' long illness and death. My prayers are with you.

   Posted Thu April 04, 2013
The stafff of St. Andrews would like to send our thoughts and prayers
God Bless.

Carl Carrothers
   Posted Thu April 04, 2013
i want to express my sympathy to dallas family, he was a grt man i had the priveledge to work with him at PGG for 4 years he will me missed.

Carl carrothers

Midge Farley Harris
   Posted Thu April 04, 2013
May you find comfort in your memories. Dallas was such a wonderful man. I have fond memories of Campfire meetings at the house and he was always so welcoming to us. Also, lots of overnights with Kathy and we could always count on him to tell us a funny joke or story. Love and hugs to all of you.

Mary Jane (Greer) Jeppesen
   Posted Fri April 05, 2013
Sending sympathy and hugs


Patricia Dawson
   Posted Fri April 05, 2013
Mary Jo and family,
I was so sorry to learn of the passing of Dallas. I enjoyed getting to know Dallas when I had the honor of working with Camp Fire. Dallas was such an integral part of the care of Camp DaKonYa and I will always remain grateful for his many hours of dedication to our Oregon Trail Council of Camp Fire.
He will be missed.
Patricia Dawson

Paula Turner
   Posted Fri April 05, 2013
Dear Price Family,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Dallas, This is
a difficult time for you, and you all are in my thoughts.
I will be praying for you.
Love, Paula Turner

Gwen Courtright
   Posted Fri April 05, 2013
Price Family,

Dallas was a great guy. He worked with my husband, Robert Courtright, many years ago at PGG and I will remember Dallas joking with customers-he was always upbeat and positive. He was a true American hardworking family man. Wishing you all memories that ease your loss and love that heals your sorrow. Gwen Courtright

   Posted Sat April 06, 2013
Hi I am so sorry for your loss he was soo loving and caring.He will be missed soo no just misses but heart felt lossed bye me and my children!! If you need anything please call me I will drop anything and come help!!

Carol and Dave Gangloff
   Posted Sat April 06, 2013
Dear Mary Jo,

Jim Robinson sent an email to let me know about Dallas. It must be a terrible shock when it is so unexpected. You and your family will be in my prayers, as will Dallas.
We never know what is in store for us from one day to another and that is probably a good thing. Please take good care of yourself. It is hard to know what to say at a time like this. Just remember that you are in my prayers.


Carol, and Dave too

Kathy Price Heavirland
   Posted Sat April 06, 2013
Mom and Tammy Jo,

Words can not express the thanks and love I feel for all the care and comfort you gave dad these past several years and especially the countless trips to the hospital in the past year. Thank you for the sleepless nights, holding his hand, and most of all loving him the way you did. I know it has been exhausting and emotional to say the least. The good news is that he is now with with his friends and family in Heaven and can say that he left this world with all the dignity and hope a man could wish for.

Cheers to Dallas Price the Greatest Dad on earth!

Love, your Kathy

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