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Kendall Owen Price, Ph.D.

1930 - 2016

Kendall Owen Price
Kendall Owen Price, Ph.D., passed away from complications of congestive heart failure, February 15, 2016, at his home in Culver City, California. Born August 6, 1930 in Berkeley, CA, the son of Albert Henry and Margaret Owen Price, he married Beatrice Deon Nielsen in 1953, in the Logan Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After graduating from Galileo High School in San Francisco he served a 2-year mission to Eastern Canada for the LDS Church.

Dr. Price received his Ph.D. in social psychology, at the University of Michigan. Upon completion he did a two-year, post-doctoral fellowship focused on International Conflict Management at the Mental Health Research Institute also in Ann Arbor, MI. Earlier he received a Master of Public Administration from Wayne State University in Detroit and an undergraduate degree in political science from Brigham Young University, where he was student body vice president.

Between 1956 and 2007 he served on the faculty of five universities including the University of Maryland (overseas), University of Michigan, University of Southern California, Pepperdine University and California State University, Long Beach. From 1967-2014 he was the Executive Vice President, then President, of the Center for Leadership Development. Focusing on the development and research of public executives, it received major funding from the U.S. Department of Education, The Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Dr. Price was a licensed psychologist in California and did extensive individual counseling. He served for two years as a consulting psychologist with the Los Angeles Police Department, and then served as organizational psychologist for 20 years with the Long Beach Police Department working under five Chiefs of Police. After retiring from the Long Beach PD, he was a psychological consultant on employee selection for the Security Division of the Port of Long Beach.

Throughout his life he enjoyed participating in sports and coached girls volleyball and softball. His Church service included serving in two bishoprics, producing the Santa Monica California Community Messiah Sing-In for 12 years, and teaching Sunday School courses on values for 40 years.

Most recently, he devoted himself to writing his 2013 book Becoming Yourself: Inspired by Quotations. The book is a guided study of essential skills and character traits explored through 2,500 quotations from the insights of 1,400 authors of many professions, countries and generations of wisdom. It includes tools to help one evaluate and keep track of his progress from where he is now to where he would like to be.

A devoted husband and father, he is survived by his wife of 62 years, Deon Nielsen Price, DMA; his younger brother, Albert Keith Price; five children, Lachelle Shaddy, GeriLynn Vorkink, Ph.D., Delane (Layne) Owen Price, PA-C, Bonnilee Jones, and Berkeley Allen Price, DMA; 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. His parents, Albert Henry and Margaret Owen Price, and his older sister, Patrea Jeanne Warrington, preceded him in death. Services were held Saturday, February 20, 2016, 12:00 noon at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3400 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. Interment: Hyrum (UT) City Cemetery.

NEW: CD Recordings on the Cambria label


1. "New Friends/Old Friends," D. N. P., pianist/composer, includes: Story ballet Toads and Diamonds, with favorite encores by Chopin and Debussy.
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2. "Oneness" includes: Violin Concerto for Oneness, Angel Trio, Stile Antico, Three Faces of Kim featuring violinists Amanda Lo, Limor Toren Immerman, and Ayke Agus; the Metro Chamber Orchesta; and the Glendale Philharmonic Trio.
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3. BOTH CDs: $25 Free shipping

BECOMING YOURSELF Inspired by Quotations

By Kendall O. Price, PhD

Available in E-book or Paperback

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Zenobia Powell Perry's Clarinet Sonata (fourth movement)

Performed by The Price Duo

REVIEWS of DEON NIELSEN PRICE Cambria CD 1170, Dancing on the Brink of the World, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Berkeley A. Price, John McLaughlin Williams.

March 10, 2010 MusicWeb by Rob Barnett:

"...recorded at higher level than usual...close-up and vivid...intriguing-rich...very Californian...freewheeling...impressions flood in...ear constantly beguiled..."

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The link below is to the Oct. 1, 2009 interview with conductor John McLaughlin Williams, a Grammy winner. You can listen to music by Deon Nielsen Price (Cambria/NAXOS CDs) at Classicsonline,com,,, and more...
"Dancing on the Brink of the World," (Cambria CD 1170) was submitted for 2009 Grammy consideration in four categories:

1. Best Classical Album: (Six works by Deon Nielsen Price performed by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine).

2. Best Classical Contemporary Composition: (Track 9: "Dancing on the Brink of the World").

3. Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra: (Track 1: "Yellow Jade Banquet", Berkeley A. Price, soloist on Bb and Eb soprano clarinets and basset horn [Listen to sample]).

4. Best Orchestral Performance: (Track #9: "Dancing on the Brink of the World", John McLaughlin Williams, conductor [Listen to sample]).

Cambria Master Recordings is proud to announce a pre-release of "Dancing on the Brink of the World" (Cambria CD-1170), that will be released on NAXOS in 2009. "Dancing on the Brink of the World" is a collection of colorful orchestral works by Deon Nielsen Price recorded by the venerable National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine with Grammy-winner John McLaughlin Williams, conductor, and Berkeley A. Price, virtuoso clarinet soloist and guest conductor.

A diversity of works in rich orchestral rhythms and timbres celebrates the lives and pathos of shifting cultures and civilizations of a small area of land on the Pacific Rim in the San Francisco Bay Area. Represented are the First People, Spanish and Mexican padres and soldiers, Chinese, Japanese, and European immigrants and their descendants who now co-exist as modern Americans. Yellow Jade Banquet, tour de force for Clarinet (Bb, Eb, Basset Horn) and Orchestra, was premiered by the China National Symphony Orchestra at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing in April 2008, and is based on a Chinese folksong and inspired by the menu for a sumptuous Chinese banquet. A fantasy on "Dies Irae", the medieval tune for the Day of the Dead, Epitaphs for Fallen Heroes features the composer as piano soloist. America Themes is a potpourri of well-known patriotic and spiritual tunes. Gateways features the winds and percussion sections. States of Mind, played by the strings, encompasses: "Meditation", "Troubled Thoughts", "Mysterious Dream" and "Transformation". The title work was inspired by the cover painting and was a winner in the 2007 Mu Phi Epsilon International Original Composition Contest. A special feature of this recording is the outstanding natural acoustic of the Grand Concert Studio of the National Radio of Ukraine (Kiev).

Deon Nielsen Price, Doctor of Musical Arts and retired professor, enjoys an active career as composer, orchestrator, pianist, conductor, and author. Her several previous recordings have received great critical acclaim.

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