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Vivian L. Price
(January 18, 1940 - November 20, 2006)


Vivian L. Price, age 66, of Monette Road, Munising, died at her home at 9:30 a.m. surrounded by her loving family on Monday, November 20, 2006. Viv was born on January 18, 1940 in Marquette to the late Thaine and Bernice (Branam) Peters. She was raised in Munising and Marquette, attended Wm. G. Mather High School, and graduated from Graveraet High School in 1958. Viv worked at the Morgan Heights TB sanatorium before marrying John Henry Price on April 6, 1963. She also worked as a Certified Nurse’s Aide at the Superior Health Haven for fifteen years and then for Superior Shores for two years. Viv made visits in Delta, Marquette, and Alger counties as a Community Health Technician for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians for twenty years before retiring in 1998. Viv was a member of the Chippewa Tribe and a longtime member of the Wesleyan Church. Her dogs Mickey and Maggie were spoiled, and she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, baking, and cooking, but Viv was happiest when she was with her children and grandchildren.

Vivian is survived by her four daughters and sons-in-law – Karen (Duane) Heyrman of VanMeer, Laurie (Mark) Stutleen of Green Bay, Vicki (Scott) Lindquist of VanMeer, and Michele (Jim) Hannah of Shingleton; grandchildren – Ryan and John Price, Alyssa and Ashley Heyrman, Michael and Amy Stutleen, Christopher Lindquist, and Brenden and Mikayla Hannah; great granddaughters – Breannan and Karley; four sisters – Sharon (James) LaCosse of Harvey, Yvonne (Dave Johnson) Peters of Chatham, Kim (Terry) Alworden of Gladstone, and Denise (Warren) Nichols of Brampton, MI; five brothers – Ronald (Ruth) Peters of Lake Elsinore, CA, Gary (Bev) Peters of Gwinn, MI, Harvey (Sally) Peters of Gwinn, Mark (Terrie) Peters of Osier, MI, and Dennis (Kay) Peters of Gwinn; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Viv was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of over thirty-five years, John H. Price on April 17, 1998.

Visitation will be held at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Saturday evening from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Vivian’s funeral service will be conducted by Pastor Robert Tripp on Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home’s chapel. Interment will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery on Monday, November 27, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. She will be escorted by her five brothers and grandsons Ryan and John.


Submitted by Char Livermore




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