Clifford Hartzell Price

June 21, 1920January 11, 2014
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Clifford Hartzell Price was born on June 21, 1920 in Clay County, Indiana.

As a young boy he started his schooling in a one room school, where the teacher cooked lunch for the students. His schooling was in the Brazil, Indiana school system.

In his early years, his father owned a coal mine and had Cliff bagging bug dust into trucks on Saturdays. He worked for $0.50 a day, and was required to pay his parents part of that as room and board.

Cliff studied Electrical Engineering at Purdue University, later attending classes whenever he could at Indianapolis, Indiana.

He married Mary Elizabeth Remington on June 21, 1941. They had three children; Barbara Jean, Thomas Arthur, and Martha Jane.

In November of 1944, Cliff was drafted into the U.S. Navy, leaving his family in Indianapolis. His basic training was at Great Lakes, Illinois followed by Fire Control Technician School at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Next, he was assigned to the USS Charles J. Badger DD657, home ported in Bremerton, Washington, from where he was honorably discharged in March 1946.

Cliff then returned home to Indiana, where he started working for General Motors Truck Division. He remained at General Motors for six years. His next adventure was working for a steel mill in Springfield, Ohio and then onto Pennsylvania to oversee installation of equipment for a new steel mill. Several years later he moved his family to Silver Lake, Michigan and then on to Houston, Texas in 1958 where he worked for steel mills until his retirement in 1987.

Clifford was an avid motorcycle rider from the time he was in high school. The last 18 years of his life, he won several awards for being the oldest rider at various rallies. He bought a new motorcycle at the age of 85, and he made his last extended ride at the age of 88 (with his motorcycle gang that named themselves the Retreads due to their advanced age) and rode around the block at the age of 90.

Clifford and Mary were baptized in the LDS church, on October 8, 1977 and did volunteer work at the Bishop Store House for over 17 years.

Cliff parents were Thomas Albert Price and Artie Mesa Sharp. He had a half-sister, Tressie Griffin, half-brother Charles Price, and a sister, Martha Price Lewis, all of whom preceded him in death.

In addition to his wife Mary, Cliff is survived by four grandchildren; Dean Hinrichsen, Julie Price McClure, Stefan Price and Valena Beety; and five great grandchildren, Hunter and Haley Hinrichsen, Terra and Kellen McClure, and Esme Price.


  • Visitation Service Friday, January 17, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 17, 2014
  • Committal Service Monday, January 20, 2014

Clifford Hartzell Price

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January 28, 2014

We will remember Clifford Price as a good man, gracious, caring gentleman and a model family man. Cliff was wise, honest and always willing to be of help to others. He was never imposing but always willing to be of service. He will be missed by those whom he touched and remembered for his fine qualities. Clark and Sylvia Ketterman (Naples, Florida)

Julie McClure

January 15, 2014

My grandfather has alway appeared to have an affinity towards understanding the mechanics of things. Whenever he would come visit my family when I was a young girl, he was always trying to fix something in our house (much to my Mom's dismay). I can remember him taking apart our vacuum and he was always trying to get my Mom's owl clock to keep time. These are some of my fondest memories of my Grandfather. I did not get to see my Grandfather too often, but I am thankful for the time I did get to spend with him. May he rest in peace.

Sharon David

January 15, 2014

My deepest sympathy and my prayers are with you and your family. I met you at Beth's graduation from high school party Barb had at her home. How very blessed your life has been surrounded by a loving family and beautiful memories. Sharon David

Twyllah Kendrick

January 15, 2014

Barb, I only met your mother and father once when they traveled to Indiana. I can truly say that they were very warm, friendly, and caring. I will never forget your Dad trying to get my car in reverse when the transmission had gone out. He was determined to help any way he could as he pushed that car out of the parking space. Oh, what hope he gave me. It is that hope that I know he must have instilled in everyone he touched. It was just contagious. He will truly be missed. May every passing day bring you comfort and peace knowing he was so loved here on earth.

Martha Hinrichsen

January 15, 2014

In memory of a great father!