Myrtle Ruth Price, 89, of the 800 block of High Point Ave., passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family on April 25, 2017. Born October 27, 1927, in Avon, N.C., she was a lifetime resident of the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Ruth was a graduate of Oceana High school and active member of its Alumni, London Bridge Baptist Church and Echoes Senior Choir. She received her Accounting certificate from Princess Anne Business College. She and her husband started and grew A.M. Price Oil Company which served the local community for over 20 years. Ruth was the daughter of the late Charles E. Gray, Sr. and Bertha Flowers Gray. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Alvin M. Price; her sisters, Gracie Gray, Lucy Knowles; brothers, Robert Gray, Norman Gray, and Charlie Gray, Jr; and 9 year old daughter, Cathy.
Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Gary Price and wife Carol; her daughters, Patricia Tolson and husband Buddy, and Cindy Cowie and husband Bob; five grandchildren, Jessica Holmes and husband Eric, Jennifer Price, Les Tolson and wife Kathleen, Chris O’Gorman and Sarah, and Ashton O’Gorman; eight great grandchildren, Finni, Teddy, Hazel, Sophie,Olive, Kira, Kaitlin, and Joseph.
Ruth was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, and friend. She was a strong, beautiful soul who touched the lives of all who knew her through her humor, resilience, and sass. She had a passion for cooking, writing poetry, and dressing to the ‘nines.’ Throughout her life, she brought joy and offered love to everyone she met. She will be greatly missed. A special thanks to her loving niece Diane Payne who she cherished, Sister-in-laws Carolyn Gray and Helen Gray.
There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, April 29th at 11 a.m. in Princess Anne Memorial Park in Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad. Please visit www.AltmeyerFH.com to offer a note of condolence to the family.
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