Frederick L. “Larry” Price

Thursday, June 9, 2022
Frederick L. “Larry” Price

Frederick L. “Larry” Price was born in Gaithersburg, Maryland on June 2, 1941. He Passed away on May 24, 2022 in Thoreau, New Mexico. Adopted by the Medicine Horse family Larry participated in the Crow traditions and religious activities. His Crow name was Sua bi lax pah kaa “Thunder Person”. Larry was a member of the Sun Dance, both piercing and non piercing and a Pipe Carrier. Larry was a member of the Big Lodge, Son, Brother, Uncle and Grandfather to the Medicine Horse Clan and Old Elk Clan.

Larry attended school in Gaithersburg, Maryland, graduated and joined the Navy in 1960, moved to Montana after being honorably discharged from the US Navy in 1965. Larry moved to Billings, Montana to work in housing development and construction. He later worked for his father in Forsyth, Montana on a small cattle ranch. Larry participated in the Last Big Cattle Drive in September 1989. Larry served as a Deputy Sheriff with the Ashland Sheriff’s Department in Ashland, Montana and the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Department in Hardin, Montana. Larry also served as Resident Deputy stationed at Lodge Grass, Montana. He retired from the Sheriff’s Department and moved to Thoreau, New Mexico in August of 1999. Larry accepted employment as a Security Officer with Gallup Security Service for two years then took time off to accept employment as a Criminal Investigator with the Navajo Nation Criminal Investigation Division, Crownpoint, New Mexico. After retiring Larry returned to work for Gallup Security Service as a Supervisor. January 2006 Larry suffered a stroke, after a brief recovery period, Larry returned to work. Larry suffered a second stroke and heart attack after which he retired completely from the security field. Larry had then been home being cared for by his wife and family members. Larry stated his greatest joy was being with his family. He enjoyed horseback riding, camping, fishing, carpentry work, training dogs for K-9 service and attending Pow-wows, especially Crow Fair in August. Larry enjoyed life and tried to live it to the fullest.

Larry is survived by his Wife Mavis V. Price; children Denise Price-Bryand-Arsenault, Laurence F. “Larry” Price, Daryl B Nomee, Tyree L. Nomee-Grenier, Lucille G. Nomee-Gun Shows. Curtis Juan, Marco Apachito, Christina Smith, Chee Smith, Eric Cooke, Stephanie Pablito, Emerson Largo, Tim Bird Hat and Fredia Bird Hat; Siblings Bernard Lee. Price, Tyler Medicine Horse, Myrna Medicine Horse, D. “Peewee” Laforge, Patty Medicine Horse, Dora Rides the Horse and Janice Medicine Horse; 19 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren.

He is Preceded in Death by his Parents Frederick L. “Lonnie” & Grace Anderson Price; Siblings Jeanie Price Cole, Thomas L. “Larsen” Medicine Horse, Thomas L. Medicine Horse Sr and Dan Old Elk.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 3, 2022 at the Bullis Funeral Chapel.

Bullis Mortuary was entrusted with the funeral arrangements.