Midvale, UT – Amelia Price passed away in the early morning hours of December 10th, 2022, at the age of 95 – she made it to her goal.
Born December 4, 1927, in Midvale, UT, to Milan Price and Eva Derikrava Price. Amelia, aka aunt Mil, was born, raised, and lived her whole life in Midvale. She attended Jordan High School and was always very studious and was at the top of her class. She loved to read books and would finish one in a night and return it to the library the next day and repeat. She loved to sing but always said she didn’t have a good voice. She loved art but could not draw. She never missed calling you on your birthday to sing Happy Birthday to you.
She worked for The Salt Lake Tribune for 47 years, working her way to be the first female supervisor of national accounts.
She wrote a small book for the family titled “I Remember My Family” where she wrote of her memories of growing up on the family farm. She took great pride in her families Slavic (Yugoslavian) heritage, keeping the traditional Serbian Christmas, January 7th, honored each year, always celebrated with family and close friends. Her sarmas (cabbage rolls) and apple strudel were delicious and will be missed by all. As a family, we hold on to the wonderful family memories of celebrations and gatherings. She enjoyed traveling with her sisters and nieces. Aunt Mil was always a very caring, selfless person and donated to many, many charities throughout her life. In her early years she caregiver for her mother and in her later years caregiver for her brother Don.
Although she never married, she loved her brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews dearly. She was like a second mother to Mike Parmley, aka little Mikey, a Midvale name that stuck. Mike and Lisa’s sons Austin and Dylan were like grandsons, and they will always treasure the memories they have.
She was proceeded in death by her parents Milan and Eva Price and all of her siblings, Sophie, Mary, George, Proko, Mamie, Dorothy, Ann, Bob, Ruby, Rose, Don, Mitch and Ellen. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Special thanks to Mike Parmley (nephew) and his family and Colleen Nicholes (niece) and her family for being her caregivers over the last few years. Aunt Mil was grateful for the care from Susan at Crescent Senior Living for the last few months.
A Private Memorial for Family and Friends will be held in Aunt Mil’s honor. Details will be shared once plans are finalized. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.