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Gayle Robertson retires after years of service

RETIRED – Gayle Robertson, who began working at George Price Funeral Home when she was a girl, has retired as a funeral home director after spending more than 42 years with the business. Robertson said she plans to spend more time with her children and grandchildren. She also is looking forward to having weekends free. (Staff Photo)

Gayle Robertson  can hardly remember a time when she was not involved in the funeral home business.

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.

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