James L. Breeden


James L. Breeden, 72, a 32-year resident of Gardnerville, died at his home Dec. 22, 2006.

Mr. Breeden was born Nov. 12, 1934, in Pomona, Calif., to Lynn A. and Alice Breeden. After high school he joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War. He married Nancy L. Bell, January 7, 1956, in Arizona and lived in San Dimas, Calif., before moving to the Carson Valley. He was an Ironworker in Los Angeles and later in Reno. In 1974 he and his partner, James Blueberg started J.B. Ironworks in Carson City which he did for about 12 years. Then he became a race horse trainer in Northern California.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Breeden on Jan. 2, 1999, and his father Lynn A. Breeden in August of 1989.

He is survived by his daughters Lisa Connolly and Lori Holt, both of Gardnerville; his sons Jay Breeden of Gardnerville and Jeff Breeden of Carson City; his mother Alice Breeden of Tifton, Ga.; his sister Carolyn Atkins of Tifton, Ga.; brothers Gary Breeden and Robert Breeden both of Carson City; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry's Carson Valley Funeral Home with cremation to take place at FitzHenry's Crematory in Carson City. Memorial services will take place at a later date.

James "David" Price


Services will be Tuesday, Jan. 9, at The Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1313 A St., Antioch, Calif. for James "David" Price, 64, who died Dec. 21, 2006, when the car he was driving was broadsided at the intersection of Stephanie Way and Highway 395.

Mr. Price was born in Hartshorne, Okla., on Jan.19,1942, to Garret H. and Sarah Willis Price. He was equally proud of his Choctaw heritage and his academic achievements including a bachelor's of science degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a master's degree from the University of San Francisco.

Mr. Price's family moved to Antioch, Calif., in 1947, when he was five. After graduating from Antioch High, he attended Diablo Valley College and eventually transferred to University of California, Berkeley. After graduation, he was offered a position at Westinghouse in Newark, N. J., where he met his wife Ellen. After a successful career with Westinghouse, he decided to seek greener pastures back in California. In 1979 the Price family, including two children, moved to San Ramon, where they stayed for 20 years. During their time in San Ramon, he became heavily involved in his children's activities, including many years as an accomplished baseball coach, producing one championship season yielding multiple trophies.

When not going to Giant's, Forty-Niners, Cal Bears and New Jersey Devils games with family and friends, David enjoyed playing poker and Mexican horseshoes, brewing beer and barbecueing. After retirement he enjoy edhelping his children with various engineering projects and babysitting.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sadie Rae Price "Mama Price," Garret Hahklotubbe Price "Paw Paw" and a sister Ruth Price Mayer. He is survived by his wife, of 38 years, Ellen Nixon Price, who survived the crash with non-life-threatening injuries, two children, Sarah Price McCormack of Winnetka, Calif., and David Hahklotubbe Price, of Napa, Calif., three sisters, Norma Price Petko, Geraldine Price Stephenson and Rosemary Price Dugger, all of Antioch, Calif., and four grandchildren, Ethan, Adeline, Grace and Clare.

A gathering of friends and family will follow the services.


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