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Juanita Harmon Price

January 5, 1940 — January 22, 2024

After years of self-sacrifice and dedicated service to others, Juanita Harmon Price finally embarked on that eternal cruise for which you don’t have to pack. She left a failing mortal body and the cares of this world on the morning of January 22nd to join her father and mother and other family members who preceded her in death.

Born in January of 1940 in Montpelier, ID to Jack B and Lydia Toomer Harmon, she grew up in Cokeville, WY with younger twin siblings, Jerry and Jeraldine. She loved the outdoors, horseback riding, rifle shooting, and running. Local ranchers paid her to shoot ground squirrels and the local high school football coach used her to help condition his football players – she was the rabbit and they the hounds.

At the age of 17, she was nearly given up for dead as a passenger in a single car crash. During a lengthy recovery in a Montpelier hospital she determined to give her life to caring for others.

She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the BYU College of Nursing in 1962 and worked in Labor and Delivery at LDS Hospital, clinical nursing at Bryner Clinic in Salt Lake City, private duty nursing, helped found a home care service, was instrumental in building the Missionary Medical Service for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and completed her career administering the health care benefits for the Church’s General Authority program before retiring at the age of 77.

Along the way she met and married Walter Gary Price and is the mother of six children: Jeffrey Lee (Tracy), Patricia Lyn (Grant Jex), David Arthur (Andrea), Douglas Allen (Marcy), Janice (Glen Orr), and Rodney James (Andrea, Jennifer). She is grandmother to 27 (including spouses) and has 16 great grandchildren. She loved them all, dearly. She is preceded in death by her parents and most of her aunts and uncles.

Juanita was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in Ward and Stake callings with the Primary and Young Women’s programs. She was especially privileged to work in caring for missionaries and General Authorities and their families, whom she loved and with whom she shared many sacred experiences. She will be greatly missed by her family and all with whom she associated.

Special thanks go to Dr. Nedda Hendler, the staff at The Abbington Senior Living Center in Layton, nurses of Specialty Nursing Services, Angie Bishop NP, and Atlas Hospice for their devoted care.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 11:00 a.m. in the Bountiful 31st Ward, 585 E. Center St. Bountiful, UT., where viewings will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the same location. We look forward to visiting with treasured friends and family, but given the seriousness of the respiratory infection season, if you are experiencing any respiratory type symptoms.

Interment will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 30th at 2:00 p.m. in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

A live stream of the service can be viewed on the video below or on the Russon Brothers Mortuary Facebook page.

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