Kirt Dee Price, 55, passed away Nov. 23 at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital of pancreatic cancer, with his family by his side.
Kirt was born Sept. 22, 1954 in Montpelier, Idaho, to Kenneth Merlin and Virginia Kunz Price, the second of five children. He attended school in Montpelier and was a member of the LDS church.
He was active in the scouting program during his youth. He played football for Bear Lake High school and enjoyed many activities with his friends. He graduated from high school in 1971.
Kirt attended the diesel mechanics program at Idaho State University in the fall of 1971 and started working at Western Road Machinery shortly after graduation. He got on at the Chevron Mine in Kemmerer in 1974 and worked there for 35 years.
He enjoyed watching NASCAR races and would travel once a year to Las Vegas, Nev., to attend live races. He enjoyed farming and working with his nephews and brother on the family farm in Geneva, Idaho.
He lived in Montpelier all of his life. He was a member of the LDS 4th ward in Montpelier and served as ward clerk for many years. He was serving as stake financial clerk in the Montpelier South Stake at the time of his death.
Kirt is survived by his mother Virginia of Montpelier, brother Carson (Jan) of Montpelier and sisters Merlyn Sorensen of Pocatello, Idaho, and ReNee (Alex) Jensen of Logan, Utah.
He is also survived by nieces Tricia (Jed) Woolstenhulme of Montpelier, Andrea and Nicole Jensen of Logan and Megan (Tommy) Watkins of Boise, Idaho. He is survived by nephews J.C. (Adriana) Price, of Geneva, Jed Price, of Smithfield, Utah, Marcus (Shona) Sorensen of Lehi, Utah, and Shawn Jensen of Logan.
He is survived by his favorite great-nephews, Rippey Jackson of Boise, Ruben and Jake Price of Geneva and Cooper and Porter Woolstenhulme of Montpelier. He enjoyed many hours playing with them. They will miss their Uncle Kirt.
Kirt was preceded in death by his father Kenneth and a younger brother, Hal Mark.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday, Nov. 30 in the Montpelier 4th Ward LDS chapel. Friends may call prior to services from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at the church.
There was a night visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29 at the Matthews Mortuary in Montpelier. Interment will be in the Montpelier Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bear Lake Memorial Hospital would be appreciated.