Jan. 31, 1943 – Nov. 25, 2018
Gail Strong-Price was an international opera singer and a Portland educator who had a passion for children and the performing arts. A beloved teacher, it was common place 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 community’s most aspiring artists. She performed in operas and musical productions all over the world and was honored as 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 also known for her family’s restaurant Ma & Pa Strong’s Kitchen, a popular BBQ restaurant in the northeast Portland Community.
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, Dec. 14 at 11a.m. at Life Change Church, 3635 N. Williams Ave.