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Joshua Adam Price was born on March 9, 1979, in Watsonville, CA, to Harry and Jo Price. Josh, 35, went home to be with the Lord on September 6, 2014. He was on his way to his sister's house to help move a project when he was killed in a tractor accident.
As a boy, Josh was energetic, mechanically gifted, imaginative and creative. The "hilltop" was his playground where his imagination and ingenuity were expressed almost without limit. Friends and family of every age have enjoyed the toys and attractions that Josh created. As an adult, Josh's skills, passion, and entrepreneurial spirit led him into restoring and selling vehicles and machinery; farming apples at the Watsonville hilltop property that belonged to his grandparents; and restoring the historic Richfield Gas Station and neighboring 1920's home that he purchased in Lemon Cove, California. To Josh, no project was ever too big. He had an open, loving heart and was a friend to many. His sense of humor and gift for practical jokes brought joy to those around him. His father says, "Josh lived full throttle from the day he was born."
Josh graduated from Monte Vista Christian High School, Class of 1999. He worked at the Santa Cruz Metro Transit and proudly served his country in the Air National Guard during the years of 2002-03, receiving Technical Training Certificates from the Air National Guard in Ft. Leonardwood, MO. In 2009 he obtained his AA in Language Arts and Communication from Mt. San Antonio College.
Josh was preceded in death by his sister Leah Price, niece Baylie Hall, grandparents Roy & Francis Churchill and Jim and Anita Price. He is survived by his parents, Harry and Jo Price; sisters, Laura (Aaron) Keeney of Arkansas, Heather (Mike) Rodgers of Arkansas, and Jess (Chris) Hall of Watsonville; and nieces and nephews, Andres, Mandy, Jacob, Missie, Isaac, Bekah, Leah, Grace and his closest friend, Danny Valadez Marquez.
Family visitation and viewing to be held Friday, September 19, at the Ave Maria Memorial Chapel, 609 Main St., Watsonville, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Graveside service to be held Saturday September 20, Pajaro Valley Memorial Park 127 Hecker Pass Road at 10 am; followed by a Memorial Celebration at Corralitos Community Church 26 Browns Valley Rd. at Noon.
All are invited to a lunch reception following the memorial celebration.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family to help cover the cost of funeral expenses.
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