Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Virginia Brown Price (Brown)\n\r\n\t\t\t\tVirginia Emma Brown Price passed away March 9, 2017 in Provo, Utah. She was the youngest child and the only daughter of Asa and Mabel Waspe Brown, born in Salt Lake City, Utah November 26, 1927. As a child she was a bit of a tomboy, and loved playing baseball with her three older brothers, Bill, Dick, and Cal. She looked up to them as they watched over her.\n\nAfter graduating from High School, Virginia attended Brigham Young University, where she was a member of Lambda Delta Sigma and studied business skills. She excelled in typing and shorthand, which she put to good use throughout her life. Later she would even write her Christmas gift lists in shorthand and leave them in full view of her curious children. It was while studying at BYU that Virginia met Ralph Marlin Price and they soon became engaged.\n\nRalph and Ginny, as he called her, were married in the Salt Lake City Temple on September 1, 1948. Following their wedding they settled in San Francisco, California, where she worked at the office of Southern Pacific Railroad and the Opera House while Ralph studied dentistry at UCSF. Their first two children were born to them during that time. Together they established a dental practice, and from 1954 to 2011 they made their home in Menlo Park. From time to time Ginny worked at the office alongside her husband, assisting or managing the front office. Four more children were born to them. Nancy, the youngest, was born early and only lived a few hours.\n\nVirginia had a passion for the arts. She played the piano and sang in numerous local choirs, and especially enjoyed the yearly performance of Handel’s “Messiah”. She supported and encouraged her children in their pursuits, sewing costumes or attending concerts, and she loved to see her grandchildren perform at any opportunity. Her curiosity and love of learning led her to participate in a book club, writer’s guild and the local chapter of Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Ginny took great joy in the beauties of nature she noticed all around her.\n\nShe was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various capacities, including Primary, Relief Society, and most recently transcribing the hundreds of patriarchal blessings that Ralph gave over the years. The work of genealogy was one of her favorite pursuits. Spending long hours in the local family history center, she loved to help other patrons and delighted in new discoveries that would fill the gaps in her family tree and help her come to know her ancestors.\n\nGinny was friendly and known for her infectious smile. She loved getting to know people of all walks of life. When Ralph finally retired from his dental practice they received many cards and letters from their patients wishing them well and thanking them for the good care and the friendship they enjoyed over the years. Through her many acts of kindness to friends and strangers alike, she has left her family a legacy of service to others and concern for those in need.\n\nVirginia was preceded in death by her husband and their daughter Nancy, and son-in-law Robert Cloward. She is survived by her son David Price and daughters Kathleen Cloward, Patty Barzee, Mary Dunn, Sharon Hutchinson, 23 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.\n\nServices will be held at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 N. University Ave, Provo, Utah on Saturday, March 18, 2017. There will be a viewing at 10:00 am followed by the service at 11:00 am. Interment Tuesday, March 21, at 11 AM at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, California.