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Harriet Price

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March 20, 1930-June 3, 2008

Harriet Bassett Price, 78, of Pelican Rapids, died peacefully in Mulvane, Kansas, on Tuesday, June 3, 2008, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Harriet was born to Clarke D. and Marjorie (Milligan) Bassett on March 20, 1930, in Aberdeen, S.D. She grew up in Fargo and attended Fargo Central High School for two years, then graduated from St. Mary's School in Faribault, Minn., in 1948. She attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, and graduated in 1952.

Harriet married Edwin Lysle Price on Feb. 3, 1952. They had five children: Virginia Abbott, Deborah Lyle, Edwin Lysle Jr. (Lysle), Susan Glynis and Elizabeth Ann.

Harriet and Edwin (Lt. Col., USAF, Ret.) and their family lived in Guam, Florida, New Mexico, Washington, Hawaii and California. She enjoyed substitute teaching in elementary schools. After Edwin died in Riverside, Calif., in 1987, Harriet spent her winters in Scottsdale, Ariz., and summers at her Pelican Rapids lake house, where her five children and extended family met for an annual family reunion for the last 19 years.

Above all, Harriet loved her family and extended family. She also loved summers at the lake, winters in the Arizona desert, her many friends, golf, her dogs and horses, reading, sewing and traveling.

Surviving Harriet are her children, Virginia (Thomas) Horning, Stevensville, Mont.; Deborah (John) Willemsma, Guthrie, Okla.; Lysle (Lynn) Price, Derby, Kans.; Susan (John) Erben, Juneau, Alaska; Elizabeth (Scott) Hargett, Sacramento, Calif.; her sister, Susan Simonson, Fargo, N.D.; and seven grandchildren.

Preceding Harriet in death were her parents, her husband Edwin and her brother, Clarke Bassett.

Memorials are preferred sent to the Gethsemane Episcopal Cathedral, Fargo, N.D.; St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Detroit Lakes; and Victory in the Valley, a Wichita, Kansas, a nonprofit cancer support group.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, June 13, at Gethsemane Episcopal Cathedral, Fargo, with interment to follow at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif., on a later date to be announced.

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