In Memoriam: Becky Price

Rebecca Price

Rebecca Hesser “Becky” Price, 77, beloved wife, mother, Gammie, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 6, 2023.

Becky is survived by her husband of 55 years, Richard H. “Dick” Price, Jr.; and their three children, R. Hilary Price-Coulter (Steve), Richard H. “Trey” Price III (Renee), and Ryan H. Price, all of Wichita.

Becky and Dick were married in February of 1968, and moved to Topeka, KS where Becky “put Dick through law school.” Upon Dick’s graduation, they moved to Wichita, where Becky worked and taught at WSU Dental School until they started their family.

From wrapping gifts, setting tables, arranging flowers, or planning birthday parties, Becky’s touch made everything personal, beautiful, and special.

Enjoying the friendly competition it afforded within her family, Becky enjoyed and excelled at sporting clays and trap shooting. She was a member of the 1st Place team in the Celebrity Annual Sporting Clay Shoot for St. Jude Children’s Hospital and won 1st Place in the Farm Equipment Manufacturers (FEMA) Spring Meeting Women’s Division Trap Shoot in Kansas City in 2010.

Becky was an award- winning artist working in oil, pastel, watercolor, sculpture, and mixed media, and was a current member of Wichita Women Artists, Kansas Academy of Oil Painters, and Midwest Artists (past President).

In Becky’s own words, “Painting is my favorite way of expressing things I love about life- the beauty of God’s creations- from the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains to the sun shining on a child’s face or the incredible colors of a butterfly or a beautiful sunrise. While fly fishing, one of my other passions, I find I’m constantly thinking about painting- how to capture the clarity of the water or the extraordinary colors of a brown trout, the mist on a river in the early morning or the incredible beauty of the places where the trout live.”

Read the complete obituary here.