Farrier, Evelyn Price

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Evelyn Price Farrier, 82, of Blacksburg passed away on Monday, 20 February after a short illness. She will be greatly missed by her surviving husband of sixty-one years, Paul; their two sons, Paul Farrier, III and Andrew (Amy) Farrier; and a sister-in-law, Pence Farrier Ellis. She is also survived by two step grandchildren and three step great (as in wonderful) great grandchildren. There are also several nieces and nephews and numerous friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Evelyn Price of Farmville and her daughter-in-law Elaine Farrier of Blacksburg.

Evelyn spent her early years in Appomattox and then Farmville. She graduated from Farmville High School in 1958 and received a Bachelors in Science degree in Nursing from the Medical College of Virginia in 1962. She and Paul were married on 28 December 1961, but she remained in Richmond and he in Charlottesville until their respective graduations in June. After graduation and taking their board exams they began a twenty-two-year career in the United States Navy which involved a number of moves and living from as far west as Hawaii and as far east as Scotland. Whenever veterans of the services were recognized she always proudly mentioned her career and support as a Navy wife; a sentiment to which Paul wholeheartedly agrees. In addition, she was, for a short time, a Navy civilian nurse.

After their navy career the family moved to Blacksburg where Paul III and Andrew continued their education up to graduation from Virginia Tech. Evelyn pursued several interests to include landscaping her yard (trees and bushes), work with hospice, much traveling, socializing with many friends, and joining Paul as a member of Rotary. It was in Blacksburg that she developed her strong and ongoing support for her two favorite charities. These are the backpack program of food and books at the Mount Olivet Methodist Church in Newport, Virginia and the establishment and growth of the Evelyn and Paul Farrier Campership Fund at the Smith Mountain Lake 4H Camp.

There will be a visitation with the family at the McCoy Funeral Home in Blacksburg from 4 PM until 6 PM on Friday, 3 March. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery in Blacksburg.

We and she ask only for and appreciate your good wishes and friendship and request no flowers.