June 15, 1923 – July 12, 2019 – (age 96)
Malad…Hope Thomas was born June 15, 1923, to Charles Edward and Viola Criesta Peterson Thomas in Pleasantview, Idaho. She was the oldest of seven children. She graduated from Pleasantview Elementary School, Malad High School and attended LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah.
She married Ralph Daniel Price on February 18, 1942, in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He preceded her in death on March 2, 1980. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Faith. She lived her whole life in the Malad area except for a two-year span in Montana.
During her life, she worked at many different occupations, which included Avon representative, in potato field and pit and in the sugar beet field. She retired from Utah Power and Light after a 27-year career as a customer accounting clerk. She loved her job.
Hope loved music and was involved in something musical all her life. She was a music teacher and, as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, served in every auxiliary organization as organist, music conductor and teacher. She sang with the Malad Valley Community Chorus for many years and went with them to sing in Brazil and Carnegie Hall. For about 20 years she played piano and organ duets with Wesley Crowther at various functions in the Malad area. A CD of that music has been made and shared with many friends and relatives.
She served a mission in the Missouri, Independence Mission and in the Family History Library in Salt Lake. She was the Stake Home Extraction Director and served in the Family History Center at the same time.
She loved to travel and went to many places around the world – Canada, Brazil, France, England, Egypt, Israel and many places in the United States including Hawaii and Alaska. She traveled to 26 temples and was a weekly temple visitor for many, many years. Her recommend was one of her dearest possessions.
She is survived by four sons and a daughter: Ralph (Georgia) Price, Collin (Reena) Price, Wynn (Lois Ann) Price, Darron (Jeannie) Price and Marteena (Phil) Barth. Her sister, Gayle Walker, is the only remaining sibling.
Services will be Saturday, July 20 at the Malad 2nd Ward LDS Church, 20 S. 100 W. at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., prior to services, at the church. Burial will follow at the Pleasantview, Idaho cemetery. The family requests that donations be made to Sunshine Home Health and Hospice in Logan, Utah, in lieu of flowers.