"Dignity without Compromise"
Alta Taylor Price
Alta Taylor Price, a resident of Okmulgee, died Wednesday afternoon, August 17, 2005 at Highland Park Nursing Home. She was 92 years of age. She was born December 30, 1912 in Brinkman, Oklahoma to Henry Lafayette (Fate) and Maude (Cost) Taylor. She attended school in Cache, Oklahoma and in 1955 returned to Cache where she lived until moving to Okmulgee in 1994. She married Ben Blunt on March 23, 1931 in Lawton Oklahoma and to this union four children were born. They divorced on October 4, 1943. She then married Malcolm Davidson Price on May 26, 1944 in Columbus, Kansas and to this union one child was born. He preceded her in death on April 23, 1956. Mrs. Price was a former member of the Cache Flower Club, the Cache Housing Authority Board, was active in the Senior Citizens Center while living there, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cache. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Okmulgee and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and OU Sooners. She enjoyed cross word puzzles and invented the bear hug.
Mrs. Price was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, Orpha Bowman, brothers, Rex Paul Taylor, Ralph Taylor, Roger Taylor, and Billy Taylor, and three grandchildren, David Leigh Betterton, Harry Blunt and an unborn infant.
Survivors include her daughters, Jessie Matlock and husband Pastor Lawrence Matlock of Okmulgee, Jeanne Simpson and husband Darrell of Moore, and Glennell Pickett of Cushing, two sons, Gary Don Blunt and wife Connie of Locust Grove and Charles Blunt and wife Helen of Broken Arrow, a brother, Leo Taylor and wife Betty of Garber, Oklahoma, 15 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held 10:00 A.M. Monday, August 22, 2005 at the Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Lawrence Matlock officiating. Interment will be held at 4:00 P.M. at the Cache Cemetery, Cache, Oklahoma. Friends may visit the funeral home from 12-6 P.M. Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church of Okmulgee. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.