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Gail Strong-Price, Jan. 31, 1943 – Nov. 25, 2018
By The Skanner News
Published: 05 December 2018

Gail Strong-Price was an international opera singer and educator who had a passion for children and the performing arts.

Gail was a teacher loved by her students. It was commonplace for her to be recognized and greeted by her many students as she was out and about in the community.

Gail was also known as one of the local community’s most aspiring artists. She has performed in operas and musical productions all over the world.

Gail Strong-Price was a recipient of the Martin Luther King Community Award as well as the Albina Women’s League of Portland Award for outstanding achievement in the field of music. She co-founded the Vancouver Children’s Opera Company and founded Success With The Arts.

In addition to her musical career, she is known for her family’s restaurant Ma & Pa Strong’s Kitchen, a popular barbecue restaurant in NE Portland.

Gail was known for her strong faith in God, musical genius and gift of bringing people together to experience God’s beauty as expressed through art and giving.

Gail’s Homegoing Celebration will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Life Change Church, 3635 N Williams Ave., Portland, Ore.

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