May 28, 2020
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MAJ. EVA M. PRICE, U.S. ARMY, RETIRED

BANGOR – Eva M. Price, 101, died Feb. 11, 2010, at a Bangor health care facility. She was born Jan. 21, 1909, in South Brewer, the daughter of James Lee and Mabel (Mills) Price. Eva was a 1927 graduate of Brewer High School and a 1931 graduate of Hahnemann School of Nursing, Worcester, Mass. She did private duty until May 1945 when she entered Army Nurses Corps. After completing basic training at Camp Devens, Mass., she went to Fort Monmouth, N.J., and was assigned to the hospital ship, St. Stauffer, and sailed down the East coast and through the Panama Canal to the Philippines and on to Japan where she spent three years. On Sept. 12, 1945, she arrived in Japan and saw Gen. Douglas MacArthur parade through the city after the signing of the surrender. Her other duties were three years in Germany and Seoul, Korea. Eva also served at Fort Lewis, Wash.; Fort Smith, Ark.; and Fort Dix, N.J. Her last five years in the U.S. Army were spent at Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D.C., and she retired in June 1965. She had resided in Bangor since 1990. She is survived by her sister, Leila Pearson of Bangor; a niece, Phyllis Scribner of Brewer; a nephew, Alan King and his wife, Sonja, of Brewer; great-nieces and great-nephews, Diane Stimpson and her husband, Lee, Russell Scribner, Lynn Poulin and her husband, Keith and sons, Craig and Neil, Cathy Segee and her husband, Bruce and daughter, Molly and sons, Ben and Sam, Andrew King and daughter, Allysa, Sean King, Bethann King, and Christina White and son, Aaron; and several cousins. She was predeceased by sisters, Elizabeth King of Auburn, Mass., and Florence King of Brewer; and nephews, James and Daniel King of Auburn, Mass. A graveside service with military honors will be held in the spring at Oak Hill Cemetery, Brewer. Memorial gifts may be made to Brewer Historical Society, 199 Wilson St., Brewer, ME 04412 or Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, activity account, 103 Texas Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer. Messages of condolence may be offered at www.kileyandfoley.com.


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