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Augustine E. Price

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Augustine E. Terry Price, a registered nurse, mother and grandmother who was active in a range of civic circles in Princeton, New Jersey, where she had lived for over three decades, died at her home in Roanoke, Virginia, on December 21st. She was 85. Born in Kimball, West Virginia in 1927, Augustine Terry Price was the eldest child of a coal miner and sheriff, William Terry, and his wife Elizabeth. After graduating co-valedictorian from high school at the age of 17, she moved to New Jersey to live with relatives and work in a factory until old enough to begin nursing school. She attended the Jersey City Medical School, School of Nursing, graduating from the four-year nursing program near the top of her class in 1949. She worked in the emergency room and was selected to serve as an operating room nurse. She also continued her education at Seton Hall University, completing three years of coursework towards a bachelors degree. In 1948 she married Albert H. Price, a WWII combat veteran who had served with the U.S. Army's 366th Infantry Regiment in Italy. Her husband, who began work as an accountant after the war, had a successful career in finance and was one of the first African-Americans to become an executive of a Fortune 500 company. Augustine Terry Price and Albert H. Price had three sons and, in the course of raising them in Princeton, Augustine Terry Price continued with nursing-related activities and community involvement. She initiated and managed a federally-funded Head Start summer enrichment program for the children of migrant farm workers and she served as a part-time nurse for a neighboring school district. She was elected vice-president of the local Parent-Teachers Association, regularly participated in the annual fund-raising for the local American Field Service (AFS) high school foreign study abroad program and served on the annual committee of the local NAACP-Legal Defense Fund. She was married for 59 years. Her husband, Albert, passed away in 2008 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. In later years, Augustine Terry Price continued her life-time involvement with the Unitarian Church and worked part-time as a home health aide to elderly patients. After moving to Roanoke, she continued with her long-time interest in choral singing. Augustine Terry Price is survived by four sons, Earlie L. Malloy III of Brooklyn, New York (whom she loved like a son); Glenn B. Price of Bend, Oregon; Kendal B. Price of West Roxbury, Massachusetts, his wife Jenevieve and their children Hadley, Perrin and Zo; Byron L. Price of Cambridge, Massachusetts, his wife Antien and their children Sophia and Derek; and six brothers and sisters, Thomas L. Terry of Knoxville, Tennessee; Anna Austin Wormley of Kimball, West Virginia; James Terry of Fayetteville, North Carolina; Linda Loundmon of Kimball, West Virginia; Helen Young of Roanoke, Virginia; and Kenneth Terry of New York. A private burial service is planned in Brookline, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the .

Published in The Brookline Tab from Jan. 11 to Jan. 18, 2013
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