Myrtle Ruth Price

October 27, 1927 - April 25, 2017

10/27/1927 - 04/25/2017

Past Services

Saturday April 29, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Princess Anne Memorial Park
1110 N. Great Neck Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
757-481-1097 | Directions

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 to offer a note of condolence to the family.

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Jerry and Jane Carter
6 years ago

Our Shadowlawn community will certainly miss Ruth. Her bubbly, feisty personality was such a joy to experience. We fondly remember her driving around in her “hot” red Mustang while in her 80’s. Age never seemed to slow her down or diminish her zest for life. We mourn her passing but rejoice that we had the opportunity to share a small part of her life.

Cheryl Bollinger
6 years ago

I lived across the street from Mrs. Price from the day I was born until I got married and my husband and I would always make it a point to go by and see her, she was like another mother to me. She was a great person and even in her 80’s was always full of life. She will surely be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Carol White Etheridge
6 years ago

I remember Ruth and Alvin visiting my Nannie Whites home, she was the life of the party! She would tell stories about shopping and family and hiding shopping bags from Alvin. She always remembered me when we saw each other in Walmart. Ruth was a beautiful lady inside and out and always dressed to impress!! Beautiful lady!!