Obituary of Janet Lynn Price
Janet Lynn (Isley) Price, was born September 11, 1951, in Bloomington Illinois, to Dorthy Mae Hauser and Merle Dow Isley. She has two elder brothers, Stephen and Gregory. The Isley family moved to California when Janet was five years old.
Janet participated in the junior Olympics as a child. She enjoyed choir and girls ensemble at Mount Miguel High School (Class of 1969). She reigned as Miss Spring Valley (1969) and was an NFL cheerleader for the Chargers. While working as a model, cheerleader, and Dean’s Photo kiosk attendant, she chose to be baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Soon thereafter, she met her husband, John Arthur Price. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Los Angeles temple January 28, 1972. When they married, they moved to Provo, Utah, until John’s BYU graduation. While in Provo, their first child, Rasmina, was stillborn—a life-altering event which forever created a tender-spot for children. From that moment, she did all within her power to make children’s lives bright.
After John’s BYU graduation, they purchased a home in La Mesa and soon welcomed three children. Janet referred to herself as a “domestic engineer” proud of being a plumber’s daughter who could fix anything—for anyone. Janet’s creativity, problem solving, generosity, and ability to find/share a good deal are legendary. She never met a stranger. After raising their children, Janet longed to continue providing a safe home for children, welcoming thirty newborn foster children into her home—lovingly easing many through drug and alcohol withdrawal. She also welcomed older foster children—ranging ages 2 to 22.
Janet demonstrated her desire to become more like her Savior, Jesus Christ, by generously serving others. Janet defined volunteerism—PTA, Halloween Carnivals, sports team mom, Peter Pan Junior Theater costume designer, Grossmont Hospital Auxiliary, LDS Social Services, County of San Diego Foster Care—countless acts of service to church and community to brighten lives despite her profound health challenges. She particularly loved helping children feel their Savior’s love as a Primary teacher. She and John built their family’s foundation on the gospel, leading by example. Consequently, their children served honorable full-time missions.
Janet Lynn Price graduated mortal life with honors on July 16, 2021, reuniting with their first child (Rasmina), parents, and brother (Greg). She is survived by her husband, John, their three children: Sarah (David) Hancock, Klint (Heather), and Jeff (Michelle), thirteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and her brother, Stephen (Cindy) Isley.
Janet was a blessing to all she met. Her kindness, sense of humor, faith, creativity, service, example, and testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ will be eternally engraved in our hearts and memories as the lifelong legacy of Janet Lynn Price. In lieu of flowers, we suggest a donation to support maternal and newborn care through LDS Humanitarian Aid.
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