Let the memory of Janelle be with us forever
  • 58 years old
  • Born on December 16, 1954 .
  • Passed away on December 21, 2012 .

Janelle Price died on her 38th wedding anniversary after celebrating with her beloved husband Jerry.  They enjoyed an amazing life together.  She left an incredible legacy to her 3 childen and 5 grand children.  The night of her death she went out to a movie, enjoyed her favorite chocolates and drank a bit of wine to celebrate.  She fell asleep on the couch without pain or struggle.  

Janelle had retired from teaching four years ago and settled into a 5 acre farm in Ellensburg WA.  She enjoyed riding her bike, taking walks with her dog Binabak, gardening, camping, traveling and had recently gotten into quilting.  

She lived a complete life having achieved many of her life's goals.  She was our family's matriarch in every sense and she will be missed.   

She will continue to inspire us.

We love you!

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Posted by Susan Conrick on 16th December 2015
It is your birthday today and your spirit lives on in your children, grandchildren and all of the students you so positively impacted. I will have some chocolate and water to celebrate your day as I know you loved that combination!
Posted by Susan Conrick on 16th December 2014
We will miss Janelle and all the time we spent together as friends. So many good times! But, she was also the best teacher Patrick could have as a kindergartner. She encouraged and had a wide range of activities but left him alone to explore on his own.
Posted by Catherine Cushman on 31st January 2013
"Janelle was a terrific wife, mother and teacher. We will miss her. I send my prayers and thoughts to you Jerry and your family." Cathy Cushman
Posted by Peter Conrick on 7th January 2013
We are shocked and saddened to hear about Janelle's passing.She was a loving, dedicated and gifted teacher who gave Paddy and hundreds of other Stillwater kids such a great start in their education. Happy memories of her love of the outdoors with those fun camping and fishing trips in Eastern Washington and Yellowstone with all the kids. All our love and thoughts are with you.
Posted by Marsha Staley on 7th January 2013
My heart dropped when I found out about Janelle. The news saddened me so. My oldest son had Janelle for 1st grade and then Jerry for 4th grade. They were both so awesome! And they even allowed our family to come visit their new home in Ellensburg shortly after they moved in. It was truly an honor to know her and to have her as an educator. My deepest sympahties to the Price family.
Posted by Karen Gunderson on 7th January 2013
Our son Stephen had Janelle as a Kindergarten teacher at Stillwater. She was an amazing teacher and an amazing person. A life cut short - our hearts go out to Jerry, her children and her grandchildren.
Posted by Jessica Jarett on 7th January 2013
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Price. I had Mr. Price for a teacher in 4th grade at Stillwater and that is when I met Mrs. Price. I remember her as such a sweet, kind, and caring person. My heart goes out to all of her family and her friends. Sending many prayers.
Posted by Evan Smith on 5th January 2013
I didn't get the fortune of having Mrs. Price as a teacher, but I'm lucky to say Jerry's class remains a favorite to this day. I don't remember ever seeing either of them without a smile on their faces. May her qualities of warmth, benevolence, and compassion shine on through her family, friends, and students. Love and prayers to the Price family.
Posted by Sharon Abraham on 5th January 2013
I don't think there are enough words to express how sad this news is for our family. Both of my kids had Janelle for first grade, and she and Jerry were both big parts of their elementary school lives. Janelle so loved her family, I know she will always be in your hearts, as she is in all of ours. Blessings and prayers for you. ~ Sharon, Dalen, Emma & Evan
Posted by Sue Davenport on 4th January 2013
My heart was heavy with the news of Janelle's passing. She was warm, inspiring, positive, energetic and committed. I especially think of Janelle and Jerry's wonderful relationship. The love, laughter, joy of live and commitment they shared was an inspiration. My heart and hugs to Jerry and the kids. Rest in peace Mrs. Price.
Posted by Darlene Drake on 4th January 2013
Words cannot begin to express how we feel about the passing of Mrs. Price, Please accept our sincere condolonces Price family and may peace be with you, she was a wonderful woman, who gave a piece of herself to every child she came in contact with~ Much Love, The Drake Family
Posted by Ann Marchel on 3rd January 2013
Janelle loved life to the fullest with Jerry. She was warm, caring and always smiling. She never let anything negative affect her. The kids that she taught loved and respected her. It was a privilege to know and work with her.
Posted by Christie Goforth on 3rd January 2013
I only spent a short time teaching with Janelle at Stillwater. She was such a kind and warm person. Janelle and Jerry brought many smiles to my face. Their relationship is what I've strived for. Now, I have the privilege to be teach in her old classroom and often see her name on books and manuals through-out. You are thought of often and will be missed dearly!
Posted by Jennifer Santamaria on 3rd January 2013
Both of my boys remember "Mrs.Price" as the kindest, most relaxed teacher they've ever had. Janelle was a mentor as a mother and a teacher to me. With love, Jennifer, Steve, Austin, and Eddy
Posted by Tracy Hett on 3rd January 2013
I don't even know what to say. I am so sad to hear the news about Janelle. 4 of our children had Janelle as a teacher and I also had the privilege to work in her classroom as a educational assistant. She was a wonderful teacher and person. Janelle will truly be missed. Love and prayers to you Jerry and family from the Hett Family.
Posted by Sue Schnase on 2nd January 2013
Janelle, you may be gone but will never ever be forgotten! Big hugs to the Price Family
Posted by Tracy Russett on 2nd January 2013
I cried when I read the email last week about Janelle. I still remember that she called every family the first week of first grade to see how each child was doing. My son Max adored her and did not want to leave her class. I used to volunteer between her class and my other twins right next door. I got to know her fairly well. She had a way of making each child feel special.
Posted by Jackie Norris on 2nd January 2013
I picture Janelle with a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. She loved her life, her family and her work. She was fun and easy to work with. I feel fortunate to have know her.
Posted by Deb Walters on 2nd January 2013
I truly believe that our lives are enhanced by the people we meet along our journey and my life has been blessed by knowing Janelle Price. For several years I enjoyed teaching 1st grade with Janelle at Stillwater. She had a way of making each child feel special and her classroom was always fun:-) She had so many gifts; humor, joy, a wonderful husband and family. May peace be with you.
Posted by Paige Denison on 2nd January 2013
I was so sorry to hear this news! Such a wonderful woman! Strong, funny, caring -- Janelle and Jerry were in my night fitness class and you always knew it was going to be a fun night when the Prices showed up! Gone way too soon --- but she left such a huge legacy in her short years. Sending a big hug to Jerry! Wishing you all peace and love -
Posted by Maraye Pratschner on 2nd January 2013
Janelle was such a wonderfully calm person every single day......I didn't get to spend a lot of time teaching with her, but she always made me (and everyone around her) feel very peaceful. It is sad to lose such an amazingly, strong woman....she will be remembered always.
Posted by Jessica Horner on 2nd January 2013
An amazing women who will be so deeply missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We will hold tight and cherish the memories we have of her. Godspeed sweet angel. With all our love Jessica, Travis and Audrey. xoxo
Posted by Betty Jones on 2nd January 2013
Magic, that is how I decribe Janelle's teaching. What a wonderful teacher, person, daughter, mother, wife and grandmother. I was lucky enough to see a piece of each of these and she was great at them all. She will be missed by all of us but will live forever in our hearts.
Posted by Linda Chapman on 2nd January 2013
My heart is broken at this news, it is a great loss to lose a mother, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Janelle was often in my thoughts when i looked back on all the fun we had with our girls and the girl scout troop. yes you will be greatly missed
Posted by Beth Burris on 1st January 2013
Janelle was one of the kindest, most caring women I could ever hope to meet. We were so lucky to live beside her and get to know her when are kids were little. She treated us like family and we have so many fond memories, it's hard to know where to begin. The world lost an amazing lady.
Posted by Sally Sanden on 1st January 2013
Wonderful family pictures Ryan! Hugs, God bless and comfort your family..... I wrote a little more in the "Stories" section. We'll miss you, Janelle! Sally
Posted by Lisa Stroh on 1st January 2013
What a wonderful woman. I am so sorry. I will always hold Janelle close in my heart. She is a part of who I am. Hugs to you all, and know that I care.

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