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Yvonna Price

November 9, 1935 - November 22, 2014
Livonia, MI

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Visitations


Tuesday, November 25, 2014
2:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Turowski Life Story Funeral Homes
Livonia, North of Joy Road
9300 Middlebelt
Livonia, MI 48150
(734) 427-3400
Driving Directions

Services


Wednesday, November 26, 2014
10:30 AM EST
St. Robert Bellarmine Cathollic Church
27101 West Chicago
Redford, MI 48239
(313) 937-1500

10:00 am instate until Mass begins

Map

Flowers


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Cardwell Florist
(734) 421-3567

Life Story / Obituary


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All who knew Yvonna Price would agree that she was the heartbeat of wherever she was. She had a vibrant, outgoing, and dynamic personality that just had a way of drawing others near. Although she experienced so many amazing things throughout her life, there was nothing Yvonna treasured more than being a mother to the four children she loved more than life itself. Accompanied by a quiet strength coupled with a graceful courage, she fully embraced both the peaks and valleys along her life’s journey. “Live well” was the motto she lived by, and it was such an inspiration to all who were within her reach. Life will never be the same without Yvonna here, but she leaves behind a priceless collection of memories that her loved ones will forever hold near and dear to their hearts.

The 1930s were very much defined by the Great Depression that blanketed our nation and much of the world throughout the entire decade. Jobs were scarce, the unemployment rate soared, and people were left to do whatever they could to make ends meet. There was proof that the American spirit remained, however, as New York’s skyline was transformed with the completion of both the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building while Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took to the city streets for the first time. Amidst this eventful time was the year 1935 that was filled with unspeakable joy for a young couple from Wickliffe, Kentucky, as they welcomed a healthy baby girl into their hearts and home on November 9, 1935. Yvonna R. was one of two children born to her parents, Turner and Elizabeth (Meshew) Knight, and she was raised both in Kentucky and Brightmoor, Michigan, outside of Detroit. She was joined in her family by her brother, Edward.

In many ways Yvonna experienced an upbringing that was a reflection of her generation. Growing up on a farm during her earliest years, she was a bit of a tom boy who learned to like things like playing in the mud and playing with frogs in addition to climbing trees. Yvonna attended local schools including Redford High School where she was a varsity letter recipient in field hockey. As a young woman she also enjoyed competitive dance rollerskating. As a bit of a free spirit with just the right amount of spontaneity mixed, she was known to combine her love for square dancing with her love for traveling in taking an unsupervised trip or two looking for square dancing events.

Life was forever changed for Yvonna when she married and was blessed to become a mother to four wonderful boys including Ken, Brett, Guy, and the late Mike. As a homemaker she loved being busy, and she was an active part of her boys’ lives. Yvonna loved entertaining for the holidays, making fantastic meals, and having a house bustling with guests. Through the years she had a broad spectrum of friends as she never met a stranger and welcomed people from all walks of life. Yvonna would invite the most successful anesthesiologist into her home as well at the hard working blue collar truck driver. She could be found engaging the surfers on Venice Beach, California, as well as rubbing elbows with Liza Minnelli and Jim Nabors at a party hosted by members of the Italian Royal Family in Honolulu. A few days later she ran into Liza again, and the two were chatting away like old high school friends.

Over the years Yvonna’s life was enriched in countless ways with the people and things she loved. Going on cruises was something she did as often as she could, and she also loved taking in Broadway plays and visiting the Getty Museum in Southern California. In her down time Yvonna enjoyed drawing and reading, and she became a “foodie” as she also loved food. For this reason she never found a cooking show she didn't enjoy, and CSI, NCIS, or other detective shows were also favorites as was Judge Judy.

Described as sensitive, caring, and genuine, Yvonna Price was such a blessing. She was patient, except when it came to being deceptive, and her devotion to her family and friends was unmatched. Yvonna was accepting and genuine towards everyone and was never concerned about what others thought. A dear woman to many, she will never be forgotten.

Yvonna Price died on November 22, 2014. Yvonna’s family includes her children, Ken, Brett (Dawn), Guy, and the late Mike; grandchildren, Brian, Nicole, Franky, Chaz, and Sophia; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Abigail, and Logan; brother, Ed Knight. Yvonna was preceded in death by her son, Michael. Family will receive friends Tuesday 2-9 p.m. at our Leonard A. Turowski & Son Life Story Funeral Home; 9300 Middlebelt Rd (north of Joy). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday 10:30 (in state 10:00 a.m.) at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church 27201 W. Chicago at Inkster in Redford. To sign the guest book, share a memory or upload a photo, please visit: www.TurowskiLifeStory.com

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