Wakefield Faculty/Staff Deceased: In Memoriam

Mary Antoinette Price
b: 2/5/1919   d: 2/1/2005

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Mary Price DR. MARY PRICE, Girls Physical Ed.; Varsity Cheerleaders; G.A.A.
The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - February 22, 2005

Mary Antoinette Price died of emphysema on Monday, February 1, 2005 at Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington.  She retired from Wakefield High School, Arlington, Virginia where she taught Health and Physical Education for 27 years (1954-1981).  She was born on February 5, 1919 in Ironton, Ohio.  Daughter of Max Taylor Price and Mary Ellen Peck Price and sister of the late Charles Hodges Price and Max Taylor Price, Jr.  She graduated from Huntington High School, West Virginia in 1937 and Marshall College in 1941.  After teaching at East High School in Huntington from 1941 to 1943, she enlisted in the United States Navy at the rank of Ensign.   After a period of training she was promoted to Lieutenant J G. She was stationed at Hunter College, Bronx, New York and the Naval Barracks in Washington, D.C. until her separation from the service in April 1946.  She then entered graduate school at Columbia University Teachers College in New York City.  In 1948 she received her Master of Arts degree. She taught at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and Hanover College in Indian prior to returning to Columbia University to complete her doctorate in education in 1953.  Her dissertation was: The Role of United States Women's Participation in the Modem Olympic Games.  Price is survived by a nephew, Charles Fred Price (wife, Beverly) of Cincinnati, Ohio and devoted friends, Ann Nolte, Ruth Dial, C. Lee Campbell and Wilmah Dando.  Inumment will be in Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium on Friday, February 25, 2005 at 1 p.m.  A celebration of life gathering will be convened following the funeral. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice in her memory.

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