She remembers that she was a teenager when she first got paid for working at her parents’ funeral home.
‘I drew my first pay check when I was 14,’ Robertson said, laughing. ‘I probably worked a lot more than that, but it wasn’t legal. You had a dust rag in your hand and a broom. I started from the ground up.’
The lifelong Levelland resident recently retired as a funeral home director from the company that bears the name of her late father, George Price.
The Price family moved to Levelland in 1946 and he opened a funeral home on Houston Street in what is today Head Duarte. George Price expanded in 1964 when he opened a new facility west of Avenue H and next door to the City of Levelland Cemetery.
Gayle Price worked at the new funeral home during her senior year in high school and beyond.