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Page, Nina Elizabeth

Page, Nina Elizabeth

Female 1932 - 2023  (91 years)

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  • Name Page, Nina Elizabeth  [1, 2
    Birth 17 Apr 1932  Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Name Beth 
    Reference Number 22894 
    Death 31 Jul 2023 
    Person ID I22452  Caswell County
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2023 

    Father Page, Hubert Hodnett,   b. 18 Aug 1897, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Aug 1974, High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lee, Cora Belle,   b. 16 Oct 1900   d. 12 Jan 1991 (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 30 May 1931  [1
    Reference Number 54706 
    Family ID F4155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Family ID F9827  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2023 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 17 Apr 1932 - Danville, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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    Nina Elizabeth Page
    Nina Elizabeth Page

  • Notes 
    • Graduated from Duke University in 1954, Phi Beta Kappa.

      Beth Page (full name Nina Elizabeth Page Strand) and has gone by Nina most of her adult life, lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Source: Rebecca Page 24 May 2022 Post to Rick Frederick Facebook Page.

      Nina Elizabeth Page Strand
      April 17, 1932-July 31, 2023

      On July 31, 2023, Nina Elizabeth Strand (nee Page) passed away at the age of 91. Nina was born in 1932 in Danville, Virginia, and grew up in Yanceyville, NC, where whe was known as Beth. She graduated from Duke University, Magna Cum Laude, and belonged to the prestigious scholastic organization Phi Beta Kappa. She moved to Washington DC, joined the State Department (and later the CIA), and was stationed in Vietnam. There she met her future husband, Sherman R. Strand, a pilot in the USAF. He flew her to Ankor Wat for their first date. After moving back to Washington DC, they were married in the Duke Chapel. Over the course of several years, they lived in several places including Damascus, Syria; Guam; and several US states. After a tour in Colorado, Colorado Springs became the home they eventually returned to.

      Nina had a strong interest in global politics and earned a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (with a thesis discussing the political state of the Marianas Islands). She also became an avid hiker in the Colorado Rockies, summiting several 14,000 foot mountains into her early 70s (quite a feat for someone who grew up with debilitating asthma). Even after sustaining several broken bones due to a fall while climbing Mount Sneffels, she was so determined to summit the peak that she continued up the trail until she reached the top. In addition to hiking, she loved to travel and visited several foreign countries.

      Nina's survivors include two daughters, Kate Strand (Charles Adams) of Maryland, Holly Strand (Chuck Hawkins) of Utah, a son, Peter Strand of Colorado, a grandchild, Elliot Strand-Hawkins of Utah, a brother, Hugh Page (Judy Page) of North Carolina, and her beloved cat, Autumn.

      She was unstoppable in her quests and was an inspiration and gentle soul who had great compassion for people and animals. She will be deeply missed by her family.

      There will not be a public memorial service. Please send donations to The Nature Conservancy or Silver Key.

      Published by The Gazette on Aug. 12, 2023.

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Wheel Tracks: Biographical Sketches (1942-1943), Service Publication of the Yanceyville North Carolina Rotary Club (1943).

    2. Details: The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 418 (Article #541, "Ludolphus and Parthenia Hodnett Page" by Mr. Wilbur J. Page).