DATE: Wednesday, October 1, 1997            TAG: 9710010383

SECTION: LOCAL                   PAGE: B8   EDITION: FINAL 

DATELINE: VIRGINIA BEACH                    LENGTH:   25 lines


Edith Ballinger Price, a lifelong resident of Newport, R.I., until she moved to Virginia Beach in 1962, died in Virginia Beach Sept. 29, 1997, at the age of 100 years.

Miss Price was the daughter of the late William F. and Eleanor R. Price, and a granddaughter of the noted marine painter, William Trost Richards, long associated with Newport.

The author and illustrator of almost a score of books for young people, Miss Price was instrumental in establishing the Brownie Scout program in the U.S.A. and from 1925-30 was its national director.

During her residence in Virginia Beach, she served in the editorial department of the A.R.E. Press for many years.

She is survived by two nephews, William R. and David G. Price of Virginia; a niece, Mrs. Graham Carey of Vermont; and a number of grand- and great-grandnieces and grandnephews. She also leaves a foster daughter, Mary Burchey Perry.

Services will be private. KEYWORDS: DEATH OBITUARY

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