[Vision2020] Unpleasant news

Debi Smith Debismith at moscow.com
Wed May 27 19:53:44 PDT 2015

Sorry that Wayne has passed. Goddess Bless....in spite of our 
differences, I enjoyed discussing many things with him. He will be missed!
debi R-S

On 5/27/2015 7:45 AM, Gary Crabtree wrote:
> Sad and unexpected news of Wayne's premature departure hit my door 
> step this morning. I will greatly miss his periodic visits to the shop 
> to discuss news of the day and matters of mutual interest. Rest well, pal.
> Wayne Martin Price, 62, of Moscow died Friday, May 22, 2015, at 
> Hospice House in Coeur d'Alene.
> Wayne was born March 21, 1953, in Pittsburgh, Penn., to George and 
> Marie Price. He grew up in Pittsburgh until high school when he 
> attended Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, N.Y., 
> graduating in 1971.
> In 1973, Wayne joined the U.S. Army where he served for 36 years 
> before retiring in 2010. His military career began during the Vietnam 
> era when he walked into the recruiters' office and signed up to be a 
> helicopter pilot. In his back pocket was his notification that his 
> lottery number had been selected for duty. He became a helicopter test 
> pilot and air traffic controller. He was commissioned as a "mustang" 
> and assigned to the Signal Corp as an intelligence officer. He served 
> in some capacity in every military action since Vietnam. His last 
> assignment was chief of coalition communication for US CENTCOM. He 
> served as a U.S. liaison officer to England in charge of 
> communications during the Falklands War and to Canada during military 
> exercises exploring joint operations. He was decorated by several 
> countries for his work, including Australia, New Zealand, Estonia, 
> Bosnia and Poland. Wayne was a graduate of the Marine Special 
> Operations School in Quantico, Va., and held a B.S. in criminal 
> justice from Columbus State and a juris doctorate from the University 
> Of Idaho School of Law. On April 24, 2002, Wayne married his wife of 
> 13 years, Crystal Conrad, in Moscow. Wayne currently was teaching 
> military history and business law at the U I.
> Wayne loved to debate, often taking the opposing view just to prolong 
> the debate and frustrate his "opponent." He loved to cook, although he 
> never used a recipe everything always turned out great. Wayne was a 
> voracious reader and loved making models of WWII-era landing craft and 
> Coast Guard vessels.
> Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, George and Marie Price, 
> his brother, George Jr., and father-in-law, Joe Conrad.
> He is survived by his wife, Crystal, at their Moscow home; sister, 
> Lorraine A. Price, of Jackson, Tenn.; stepson, Seth Cambron, of 
> Williston, N.D.; and brothers-in-law Ron (Judy) Conrad and Tom 
> (Vonnie) Conrad and mother-in-law Leona Conrad, all of Colfax, Wash.
> Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 
> 2015, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Moscow. Burial will follow at 
> the Onecho Cemetery in Whitman County.
> In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Wayne's honor to St. 
> Mary's School or a foundation of the giver's choice.
> Arrangements have been entrusted to Short's Funeral Chapel of Moscow 
> and online condolences may be left at www/shorts.funeralchapel.com 
> <http://shorts.funeralchapel.com>.
> g
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