PRICE MARGINE Age 57, died on August 18, 2012 at home with friends and family nearby after a hard fought battle with cancer. Margine was born on December 27, 1954 and grew up in the city of Detroit. She attended Mercy High School and earned higher education degrees from both Oakland University and Wayne State University finishing her formal education with a Masters Degree in Technology from Michigan State University. Margine is survived by her life partner, Lydia Runkel; her parents, Georgine (Jack) Easton, Marshall Price (Ruth Dorrance); her sisters Pat (Jim) Okerstrom and Vivian Price; other beloved family members Aidan, Amanda, Anthony, Brandon, Callie, Courtney, Eric, Ethan, Justin, Martha and Mary; her Berkley High family of students, parents and coworkers; the men and women who carried her on her journey David, Gloria, Jerry, Karlene, Maggie, Maria, Roz, Stacie, Terry and Yarrow; friends too many to list and of course her furry family Gus, Gertie and Phil. Margine was a teacher in the Berkley School System. She loved teaching and she loved the classroom - it was her stage. Margine touched many lives and influenced many students through the years. She channeled her passion for equality and justice into supporting Bridges, the Berkley High School Gay Straight Alliance. She used her passion for music in the class setting as well - starting a guitar group and sharing songs with student assemblies at various times. Music was always woven in every part of Margine's life. She played and sang in many bands during her life. She had a passion and phenomenal talent for music. Margine completed college while working full time and continuing to play in bands. She said her greatest accomplishment was finishing school. Margine was also an advocate for any creature unable to have a voice. She was fervent in her care and concern for many animals throughout her life. Margine shared a special bond with Native American culture and was proud to be a Shaman. She found much comfort during her illness from Native ceremony and prayers offered by others with her and for her. All are welcome to attend Margine's Life Celebration service to be held on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 3:00 p.m., at the Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church located at 23925 Northwestern Hwy. Southfield, MI 48075. Condolences may be sent in care of the Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: - MEA-PAC (Michigan Education Association Political Action Committee) - Humane Society of Detroit.
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Love and Prayers to Lydia and family. Margine was the greatest!!
Ms. Price is the best person ever. Her memory and what she tought me will live with me forwever. She will be missed. Prayers to her family.
To Lydia and family ... my deepest and heartflet sympathy at this most difficult time.
You will always be my hero! It was truly an honor to call you my friend for over fifty years.
God bless you, old friend. I know your pain and suffering is done and you are in a good place.
I love you and thank you for all the blessings you brought to my life in sharing yourself with me especially through your music. Rest in peace my friend
Lydia, my heart goes out to you and your and Margine's families. Such a great, great loss. Margine was such an inspiration to many, including me. I love her dearly. I will cherish her friendship, the music we made together, the wisdom she shared with me, and all the wonderful, wonderful memories we shared -- always!
"Golden Lady full of Love you gave so much to me...Golden lady full of hope you gave me that as well....golden lady full of peace".... I wish you well on the next leg of this infinite journey... and for your loved ones to be forever encircled in the glow of the Deep sincere Love you imparted on those you came in contact. Thank you for what I know was a life well lived. Your old friend Maggie (Mercy high 1975)
An amazing woman who influenced so many.
Margine taught both my children as they passed through Berkley High School several years ago. She was a great asset to the school and had a positive influence on many students there. I knew her when I worked at BHS and I can say I never saw her have a bad day. She was always happy. My sympathy to all her friends and family.
Ms. Price was one of the wisest and strongest women I have ever known. I've never known a woman who was loved by so many and gave even more back. Thank you Ms. Price. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Heartfelt prayers to your family Kiddo! To the best babysitter in the world! Now you are with "The Great Spirit in the Sky" Rest now.
RIP my dearest friend, Margine Price! I will miss your wit! You were sunshine on a cloudy day, rain drops on the roof that lulls you to sleep, an exotic flower that takes your breath away! Save me a seat where ever you are!
My deepest condolences to Lydia and the family of Margine. She was a wonderful person, teacher, and friend. Her influence will live on.
Ms. Price was the greatest teacher that students could have had. I was lucky enough to have her for four years of seminar. She inspired and touched many lives.
Margine was my neighbor growing up in Detroit. Our families were very close. My memories of having grown up next door with a gate that went directly to her yard! Lydia you are in our thoughts. Margine was a very gifted person that I looked up to as a child.
Margine and I shared some fun times working at Berkley High. She will always be remembered for her kind heart, her laughter with students and staff, and her infamous purple birchenstocks she wore to graduation. My sympathy to friends and family of Margine.
So sorry to hear of Margine's passing. I always admired her pluck and stamina. Surely, she will be remembered for all her goodness and civility throughout her life.
My sincere condolences to Lydia and family, as well as Margine's family of friends. We hold her memory dear, and are lucky to have known such a wonderful person. She will be with us always in our thoughts and hearts. Memories of her wit, and silly sense of humor, will still make us smile (or laugh). Her music will live on through so many... Peace to you Margine.
There has been a change of venue for Margine's Life Celebration. The time and date are the same 9/9 @ 3:00. The place is the UNIVERSAL UNITARIAN CHURCH OF FARMINGTON. 25301 hALSTEAD Farmington Hills.
To my Dear Dear friend...I will miss you soooo much I cannot put into words. We have found each other so many times through the years since we met. I really have to thank Pat for that again. She always had the same phone number. You were so, so special to me but I had no idea how many lives you touched. You really make me proud of everything you have accomplished and all the kids you have helped. I will always Love you and I know I am NOT alone. Love You Alway!!!
Margine....I think of you among other's we lost too soon...Helen, Doris, family and friends. Surely you are singing and playing some great music and sending those you left behind the comfort of your legacy. Rock on friend...rock on!
I met Margine in 1970. I was a girl scout then just learning to play the guitar. When I arrived at Mercy High School in 1971 I was surprised to find that she was there which made high school that much more fun. She convinced me that Sr. Timothy LIKED to be called Sarge (I found out that this was not true). She also taught me several songs on the guitar which has kept me entertained for years. I will remember her passion for music, her commitment to justice and her contagious smile. The world is better because she was in it. Thank you universe for sharing her.
Ms.Price was honestly the best teacher i ever had!! She was there for anyone who needed her. Ms.Price is one of a kind and i only hope i can be as influential as she is. I was lucky to have her my freshman year and sophomore year. What a wonderful woman gone too soon, but will never be forgotten. Rest peacefully Ms.Price and know that your the best teacher that i could ever ask for. Love you & miss you so much.
Rest in peace dear, Margine. Prayers to Lydia and family. Love to all.
So sorry to hear of Margine's passing; it's always sad when someone so vibrant and young leaves the world too early. Condolences to friends and family from a Mercy classmate.
So sorry to hear of Margine's passing. We were friends and classmates at Mercy. My condolences.
Margine.... what can I say? I so enjoyed being friends with you at Mercy; the last time I saw you was on our graduation day. Memories of working on the yearbook together... it is wonderful to read the many kind words from so many admirers. May you rest peacefully in His arms.
Margine, I will always carry in my heart the wonderful memories of our childhood as you were my very first best friend. It was so wonderful to be reunited last month with you and your family after so many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you,Lydia and the Price family. Sally
Lydia and family, my condolences on your loss of such a talented, loving and well loved soul. She truly was one of a kind... She fought hard in her teens/ early twenties to find her place, create her music and stand her ground against odds. We lost touch after I moved to SF at 30 but will always remember our adventures in high school and summers home from college. I just thought of her last week, out of the blue, which makes me think she is out there watching over us. Lydia, and family, cherish your memories
When I worked with her at Berkley High School, I was always amazed by her ability to empathize with the students that she taught. Margine was a gift to all of the Berkley family. Margine was a "teen" whisperer, and she will be missed. I pray for her family in their loss.
My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Lydia and their loved ones. God Bless. Please know I hold you close in my heart, thought and prayers. I know you have been a great strength and friend to Margine over the years. She was blessed to have you in her life Lydia and I am certain you enriched her daily living.
A correction: The service is now being held at the Farmington Hills Unitarian Universalist church 25301 Halstead Rd, 48335. Just north of Grand River.
Ms Price was one of the best teachers ever. she touched so many of us at berkley high. i am so sad to hear of her passing. i wish i would have found out sooner so i could have said my good byes to her. it breaks my heart when the best ones are taken from us. she will be missed so much, but never forgotten. she will live on in all our hearts.
Margine was 2 years younger than me in High School. We had a great time. she was so smart and funny.I saw her a few times after. I am so very sorry she has passed away. She was had such an enriching life. I will miss her!
I am so sorry to hear about Margine's passing. She was such a sweetheart. My sympathy goes out to Lydia and all of her family and friends.