Deanna Kay Price Budge


Deanna Kay Price Budge was born in Malad, Idaho, August 10, 1938, the oldest of seven children born to Kleal J. Price and Barbara Jayne Evans Price. She passed away on September 22, 2016, after a valiant fight with Multiple Myeloma Cancer. She passed peacefully at home with her loving family surrounding her. Deanna grew up in Malad, Idaho, and married her high school sweetheart, Lowell Jensen Budge, on May 29, 1957 in the Logan, Utah LDS temple. They have been married 59 years and have five children: Tracy (Ken Ward) of Malad, Todd Budge (Lori Capener) of Sandy, Utah, Shelly (Frank Crespo) of Dunlap Illinois, Jared Budge, deceased, (Monica Montoya) of Cedar Hills, Utah, Sesly (Donny Constantineau) Brigham City, Utah. They have 22 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. Her family was the absolute joy of her life and her greatest legacy. She loved and cared for each member of her family individually. She attended baby blessings, baptisms and sealings; ballgames and performances; and planned regular family reunions. She showed her love by word and deed. Deanna was the valedictorian of her Malad High School class of 1956. She graduated from LDS Business College and worked as secretary to the purchasing agent at Utah State University while Lowell got his bachelors degree. Upon graduation they moved to Pittsburg California, where they lived for 39 happy years. Deanna was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had a strong testimony of the Gospel. She was amazed at Joseph Smith’s courage and dedication in restoring the gospel. She held many ward and stake positions and loved serving and helping others. Deanna and Lowell served an LDS mission together in the Baltimore Maryland Mission. She was the secretary to the mission president who said he had worked with many secretaries in his life’s work, but Deanna was the best he ever had. She had a picture wall in her home dedicated to all the members of her family who served full-time missions – a legacy that has blessed many lives. Deanna was an elementary school librarian, a job she loved because it combined her love of books and children. Her other loves were cleaning house (inherited from her Mother), sewing, reading (which she did a lot of while Dad fished), camping, the Aggies, attending family events and traveling. Deanna was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and a son, Jared. She said many times how grateful she was for the tender loving care given by her children and grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 27 at 11:00 a.m. in the LDS church at 345 E. 300 S. in Smithfield, Ut. Friends may visit with the family at the church on Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in the Malad City Cemetery.

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