October 27, 1927 – April 25, 2017
MyrtleRuth Price, 89, of the 800 block of High Point Ave., passed awaypeacefully, surrounded by loving family on April 25, 2017. Born October27, 1927, in Avon, N.C., she was a lifetime resident of the VirginiaBeach oceanfront. Ruth was a graduate of Oceana High school and activemember of its Alumni, London Bridge Baptist Church and Echoes SeniorChoir. She received her Accounting certificate from Princess AnneBusiness College. She and her husband started and grew A.M. Price OilCompany which served the local community for over 20 years. Ruth wasthe daughter of the late Charles E. Gray, Sr. and Bertha Flowers Gray.She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Alvin M. Price; hersisters, Gracie Gray, Lucy Knowles; brothers, Robert Gray, Norman Gray,and Charlie Gray, Jr; and 9 year old daughter, Cathy.
Thoseleft to cherish her memory include her son, Gary Price and wife Carol;her daughters, Patricia Tolson and husband Buddy, and Cindy Cowie andhusband 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.
Ruthwas a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, andfriend. She was a strong, beautiful soul who touched the lives of allwho knew her through her humor, resilience, and sass. She had a passionfor cooking, writing poetry, and dressing to the ‘nines.’ Throughouther life, she brought joy and offered love to everyone she met. Shewill be greatly missed. A special thanks to her loving niece DianePayne who she cherished, Sister-in-laws Carolyn Gray and Helen Gray.
Therewill be a celebration of life on Saturday, April 29th at 11 a.m. inPrincess Anne Memorial Park in Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers,please consider a donation to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad. Pleasevisit www.AltmeyerFH.com to offer a note of condolence to the family.