Steven H. Price, 64, of Idyllwild, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004 of lung cancer. He was surrounded by his wife of 40 years, Kathy, son Erik Price and son-in-law Steve McPherson.

Mr. Price graduated with a master’s degree from the University of Southern California. He worked at Northrup in Hawthorne as a management science analyst.

He later raised avocadoes in San Diego County.

Mr. Price spent his last 12-1/2 years in Idyllwild where he and his wife hiked every trail in the mountains that he loved so much.

He almost finished building his dream project of a 1,500-square-foot garage and workshop.

No services are planned.

In lieu of flowers, Mr. Price asked that donations be made in his name to Paws and Hearts, c/o Richard Waxman, 74-854 Velie Way, Suite #7, Palm Desert, CA 92260, (760) 836-1406, (