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Catherine Shreve Price, 80

Posted: Saturday, Sep 29th, 2012

ALAMOSA—Alamosa resident Catherine Shreve Price, 80, died September 26, 2012 of a massive stroke.

Catherine was born September 5, 1932 in Monte Vista, Colorado the daughter of Paul E. and Leona Viola Zola Oswald Winchell. She married her husband of more than 27 years, Charles Curtis Price at the Alamosa Presbyterian Church on April 24, 1955. He preceded her in death in 1982.

In addition to Catherine being a loving wife, mother, sister and homemaker, she previously worked at the Murray Crow Drug Store (their famous 1950’s high school hang out), SLV Federal Savings and Loan, Alamosa National Bank, First National Bank and Valley Christian School. She was involved in numerous organizations, clubs and volunteer work. Some of them throughout her life include: Rainbow Girls, the Girls Glee Club, Alamosa Jaycees, and Child Study Club II and was the Alamosa High School Homecoming Queen -Class of 1950.

The things and people that made her smile are butterflies, rainbows, Erma Bombeck, Tom Selleck, Max Lara, orange cake, the laughter from her dear friends and family and most importantly her precious dogs, Penny, Zoie, Angel, Miles and Honey.

A quote from Emmanuel Swedenborg describes Catherine’s values and how she chose to live her life: Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.

She is survived by her daughter Cynthia Payne of Denver; her sister Virginia Ann Winchell of Albuquerque, NM; her brother Jerry N. Winchell of Gig Harbor, Washington; her nieces and nephews: Leona Foor; Paul D. Winchell, Charles R. Price, Brenda Rodash, Bobby Price and David Price.

Her parents, her husband, her brother and sister: Paul Howard Winchell and Joan Julia Foor; her nephews Gerald Paul Winchell and Samuel J. Foor all preceded her in death.

In lieu of flowers, her family asks that you identify someone special in your life or a charitable organization and “pay it forward’ by doing something kind for them; something that will impact their life, as Catherine did for so many others who had the privilege to know her. The family would welcome your stories of how you chose to do this, and can be sent to: 191 University Blvd #190, Denver, Colorado in care of The Family of Catherine Price.

Cremation was chosen and a Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the Alamosa Presbyterian Church – reception immediately following at the church.

Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa is in care of the arrangements.

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