Eula Pearl Sessions Price, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 1, 2024, returning home to her Heavenly Father and reunited with her loving husband Duane.
Eula was born in Whiterocks, Utah on January 17, 1929, to Alexander Sessions and Mary Erma (Moosman). She was the youngest of four children.
Eula grew up on a farm on the Ute Indian Reservation where she has very fond memories of the years she attended elementary school and Alterra High School in the neighboring town of Tridell, Utah. She loved her childhood and spent hours riding her horse “Buster” everywhere including to piano lessons every week. Her family moved to Dry Fork, Utah just before her Senior year of High School and she graduated from Uintah High School in Vernal, UT.
Eula attended Weber State University for one year and then moved home to Vernal after her father passed away. She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper where she learned many skills that she used throughout the rest of her life to bless her family.
Eula met her sweetheart, Duane C. Price in 1949 on Thanksgiving weekend and they were married on June 16, 1950, in the Salt Lake City Temple. Together they brought eight children into their home, including two sets of twins. They raised their family in Vernal, Orem, Heber City, and Centerville, Utah.
She lived a life of service and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served faithfully in many callings throughout her life. Eula has a strong testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ and of Heavenly Father and was never afraid to share it with others through her word and example.
In addition to her very busy mothering responsibilities, she was always serving others in her ward, neighborhood, and community. She was involved with the PTA and became the PTA President of Viewmont High School in Bountiful, Utah. Eula opened up her home to any who needed a meal, a place to stay or a listening ear.
She often worked outside the home to help provide extra income for the needs of their large family. While working as a secretary at Bountiful High School she met an exchange student from Japan who needed a place to live immediately. Eula brought her home from work and welcomed her into their family for the rest of that school year. A beautiful relationship developed and she loved Atsuko like one of her own daughters.
Eula was a wonderful cook and made everything from homemade rolls, pies and breads to raised glazed doughnuts and even perfected the art of chocolate dipping. She had the gift of being able to create a delicious meal out of the most simple ingredients. She loved sharing her food with everyone.
Every Halloween Eula would make doughnuts and take them to Duane’s office for his fellow workers, and then again at Christmas time she would spend hours dipping chocolates for his office friends, as well as for family, friends, and neighbors. This special gift was always a much appreciated labor of love.
Eula also loved to crochet and hand quilt and created the most beautiful afghans and quilts for her posterity and others.
She is a beautiful seamstress and made many of her children’s clothes including prom dresses, wedding dresses and of course the Christmas pajamas.
Family was everything to her and she has a beautiful posterity of 34 grandchildren and 58 great grandchildren. Four of her great granddaughters were given her middle name of “Pearl”, as their middle names also. She calls them her “string of pearls”. She loves all of her children and grandchildren and each is a treasure to her.
After Eula and Duane retired, they served three missions together in England, South Africa, and Hawaii. Their service and example touched the lives of many in those areas of the world.
Together they served as temple ordinance workers for several years in the Salt Lake City Utah temple. They also served for three years in the Mount Timpanogos Utah temple in the temple presidency. She loves the temple and constantly strived to live worthy to be in that holy house and her greatest desire was to have all her family there with her.
Eula’s example of faith, love, service, kindness, and hard work has blessed the lives of so many throughout her many years on this earth.
She is survived by her 8 children Arlene (Todd) Carlile, Debbie (Gale) Mair, Keith and Jenny Price, Teri (Steve) Burgin, Gary and Julie Price, Brent and Carolyn Price, Doug and Tracie Price and Daryl and Laurel Price as well as grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Eula was preceded in death by her husband, Duane C. Price, her parents, Mary Erma and Alex Sessions, her brothers Dean and Barney Sessions, and her sister LaRue Watkins, as well as her daughter in law Tina Price.
As a family we would like to give a special thank you to the staff at the Legacy House in Farmington, Utah where she lived for the past four and a half years. We are especially grateful to Donette Hurst and Russon Mortuary for their kind and respectful service to her and our family.
Eula’s favorite color was red. To honor her memory, the family have chosen to wear something red to the funeral. All are welcome to join us.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday January 6, 2024, at the Centerville South Stake Center, 270 North 300 East Centerville. Friends and family may visit Friday, January 5, 2024, between 6 and 8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, Bountiful, or Saturday morning from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., at the church prior to services. Interment will be at the Centerville City Cemetery. Condolences may be left in the "Guestbook" on this obituary page.
Services will be streamed live on the Russon Brothers Mortuary Facebook page and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below.