Patricia Ellen Price (1925-2012)

Patricia Ellen Price Duvernay
Aunt Pat
Born:8 Sep 1925 Miami, Florida
Died:27 Dec 2012 Petoskey, Michigan
Father:Donald Arthur Price
Mother:Dorothy Andrus Crane
SiblingsDonna Joanne Price
Patricia Ellen Price
Baby girl Price
James Douglas Price
Dorothy Elaine Price
Married:19 May 1945 Petoskey, Michigan
Spouse:John Elmer Duvernay
Children:John Arthur Duvernay
Lee Ann Duvernay
Wendy Alain Duvernay
Thomas Alan Duvernay

Stone Funeral Home:

Patricia Ellen Duvernay
(September 8, 1925 - December 27, 2012)

Patricia Ellen Duvernay, 87 of Little Traverse Township, died December 27, 2012 at the McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.

Patricia was born on September 8, 1925 in Miami, FL, the daughter of Donald and Dorothy (Crane) Price. At a young age, her family moved to Harbor Springs and in 1943 moved to Petoskey, where Patricia graduated from High School in 1944.

She played in the Harbor Springs Marching Band and was involved in various musical productions. While working on the Petoskey High School production of HMS Pinafore, Patricia met John Duvernay and they were married on May 19, 1945 in Petoskey.

She went to work for Michigan Bell Telephone Company and in 1977, retired after a career spanning 35 years. She was a Life Member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and CWA Local 4106.

Her love for music and theater continued for the rest of her life. She sang in the church choir for over 60 years, and was a member of the Little Traverse Civic Theater for 30 years. Patricia was an early member of the Northern Michigan Chorale and played the trombone in the Harbor Springs Community Band until just a few years ago.

She loved gardening and was a lifelong Detroit Tigers fan.

Patricia is survived by her husband, John; daughters, Lee (Doug) Graham of Petoskey and Wendy (Patrick) Morris of Harbor Springs; son, Thomas (Moon) Duvernay of South Korea; brother, Jim Price of California; sister, Dorothy Dennis of Petoskey; grandchildren, Aaron (Laurie) Duvernay of Lowell, MI, Rachel Planck and Abbey Graham of Petoskey, Ian Morris of Harbor Springs, Maari (Steve) Tally of Grand Rapids, and Nick Duvernay of South Korea; and by great grandchildren, Emma and Hannah Duvernay of Lowell, MI and Veronica and Sadie Planck of Petoskey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Donna Heinz, and her son John Arthur.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to The First Presbyterian Church of Petoskey Memorial Fund, The Manna Food Project, or The Friendship Center.

A memorial service will be held early summer and will be announced by the Stone Funeral Home of Petoskey.


*Personal knowledge of Dorothy Andrus Crane Price.

*Interview with John Elmer and Patricia Duvernay, 24 April 1989

*1930 Federal Census, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, Ward 10, enumerated 3 April 1930,
               Sunset La Vita Terrace #1513, Dwelling #73, Family #87:
               Price, Donald, head
                       , Patricia, daughter, female, white, 4, single, FL, OH, NY

*Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
                    Duvernay, John E., Jr. & Price, Patricia E.
                    Date of Marriage: 5/19/1945
                    Liber: 5
                    Folio: 76

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