Ruby Timms Price

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Born(1915-12-03)December 3, 1915
DiedMarch 17, 2018(2018-03-17) (aged 102)
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma materBrigham Young University.
  • Educator
  • Activist
Spouse(s)Ralph Price Sr.

Ruby Timms Price (December 13, 1915 – March 17, 2018) was an American educator and activist. She is considered to be the first Black teacher in Utah.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Kilgore, Texas to parents Levy and Polly Douglas Timms, Ruby Timms moved to Layton, Utah at a young age.[2] She married Ralph Price Sr. on November 29, 1948 in Evanston, Wyoming.[3] Price received her Master's Degree from Brigham Young University.[2]


Price began teaching at the Intermountain Indian School in Brigham City, Utah in 1950.[2] Afterwards, she was hired by the Davis County School District in the 1960s. She taught for 44 years[1]

Price served as the first president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Ogden, Utah.

Although she served as a chairperson of the Davis County Republican Party, she campaigned for Barack Obama in 2008.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Klopfenstein, Jacob; March 23, KSL com | Posted-; A.m, 2018 at 10:02. "Layton's 'Grandma Ruby,' thought to be Utah's 1st black teacher, dies at 102". Retrieved 2022-03-10.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Ruby Timms Price". Better Days Curriculum. Retrieved 2022-03-10.
  3. "Ruby Price Obituary 2018". Lindquist Mortuary. Retrieved 2022-03-10.

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