2014-08-28 / Obituaries

Bernice M. Price

GULLIVER, Mich. – Bernice M. Price, 76, of Gulliver, Mich., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.

She was born May 11, 1938, in Doyle Township, Mich., the daughter of Albert and Josephine (Demars) Letson, Sr. and was a graduate of Manistique High School.

On Feb. 11, 1961, the former Bernice M. Letson married Richard W. Price, Sr. in Gulliver. They made their home and raised their family in Mueller Township. Richard preceded her in death on March 17, 2002.

Bernice was a member of the Divine Infant of Prague Catholic Church in Gulliver. She was a homemaker who enjoyed baking and cooking, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was also a foster mother to over 50 children.

She is survived by her sons, Gordon Letson, James Price of Gulliver, Lawrence (Missy) Price of Merrill, Wis., George (Kelly) Price of Manistique, Jason Price of Lower Michigan and Joshua Price of Gulliver; daughters, Lisa (Bill) Hendrickson of Gulliver, Brenda (Tim Brock) Price of Manistique, and Jenny Price of Lower Michigan; 14 grandchildren; brother, Conrad Letson of Cooks, Mich.; sisters, Gail McCarney of Illinois and Carol Turner of Illinois; along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Richard W. Price; Jr.; brothers, Albert, Jr., Richard, Wallace, Patrick, and Peter Letson; and her sister, Marilyn Beilak.

A private family service will be held. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Manistique.

Messier-Broullire Funeral Home of Manistique is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.

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