Madera - Samuel Thomas Price Jr. was born on March 6, 1922 in Rotan Texas. He passed away on April 14, 2011 at the age of 89. He spent his childhood in Merced where he graduated from Merced High School. He then moved to Texas where he began his apprenticeship as a printer. After completing the trade school, he moved to Mariposa where he established his career as a printer at the Mariposa Gazette. It was there that he met his wife of 68 years Lorraine Price.