Wednesday, 03 May 2023 07:36

Obituary: Phyllis S. Price Phyllis S. Price obituary, Stroudsburg, PA

Phyllis Spooner Price, long time resident of Mountainhome, PA, passed peacefully on Friday, April 28th at Grace Park in Stroudsburg surrounded by her family and her Grace Park family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Richard L. Price, Sr., her parents Ray Newhall Spooner and Marjorie Bergen Spooner, and her sister Joan Spooner Baltzer.

Phyllis is survived by her five children, the absolute lights of her life, and their families: Son Richard L. Price, Jr., and wife Adrienne of Skytop, Pa. and their children Richard L. Price, III, Alexander James Price and wife Rachel, and Bergen Constance Price. Son Christopher Hall Price and wife Lisa of Salt Lake City, Utah and their children Mikell Kathryn Price and husband Blake, Christopher Spooner Price and wife Danielle, and Madison Christine Price. Daughter Nancy Price Bishop and husband Robert of Tequesta, Florida and her children Weston Richard Robinson, Brandon Newhall Robinson, and Sarah Bergen Robinson. Son Andrew DeHart Price, Sr., and wife Nancy of Mountainhome, PA and their children, Andrew DeHart Price, Jr. and Abigail Spooner Price. Daughter Wendy Hallett Price and her husband Richard G. Nicolais of Mountainhome, PA.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Phyllis grew up on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan with her much adored sister, mother & Father. She went to Boarding School in Lititz, PA at Linden Hall School for Girls. She Graduated from Elmira College in 1948 and went on to work in Manhattan at the Rockefeller Foundation as a research lab technician.
Presidents Day weekend of 1951, she, a few friends, and her parents came to Buck Hill Inn for a winter weekend in the Pocono's. There she met on the Buck Hill ski slope, Dick Price. Love at first sight for the city girl and local boy they were married eight months later on October 13th at the First Presbyterian Church, New York City. They celebrated 40 years of marriage just prior to Dick's passing on December 4, 1991.
Phyllis spent every summer, from her early teen years until just a few years ago, at her beloved cottage on Lake Bomoseen in Vermont. She spent her winters in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Phyllis was foremost a wife and mom the very best. An avid reader, she was a volunteer at the Barrett Paradise Friendly Library for many years.every Thursday afternoon you could find her there. She was the first woman elected to the Pocono Mountain School Board which she served on from 1975-1992, a Board Member of the IU representing the Pocono Mountain School District, she was a member of AAUW, the American Association of University Women, and was involved in various other local organizations in her community. She was a member of the Mountainhome United Methodist Church where she brought her children to Sunday School each Sunday, taught Sunday School & sang in the choir. She was also an avid New York Yankees fan..till the very end.
Her family would like to thank from the bottom of their hearts the entire staff of Grace Park who became her second family and who loved and cared for her to the end.
A Memorial/Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd at 4p.m. at the Mountainhome United Methodist Church in Mountainhome, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Barrett Paradise Friendly Library, 6500 Rt 191, Cresco, PA 18326.
Published by William H. Clark Funeral Home, Inc. on May 2, 2023.