Elden Elinor Paige was born on December 9, 1913 in Hot Springs, South Dakota. She lived in Lomita where she became a registered nurse. Eldene served in the US Navy Nurse Corps as an Ensign during World War II. She was one of the "Angels of Bataan and Corregidor” – the US Army and Navy Nurse Corps women who served in the Battle of the Philippines in 1941-42. When Bataan and Corregidor fell, 11 Navy nurses, 66 army nurses, and 1 nurse-anesthetist were captured and imprisoned in and around Manila. They continued to serve as nurses in various POW camps until they were finally liberated in February 1945. Lt. Paige ended her military career in the Naval Reserve as a Lt. Commander. As a civilian she lived in Paradise and later Sacramento, working as an RN until her retirement in 1969. She died on December 5, 2004 at the age of 90 in Chico, California and is now buried in the Paradise Cemetery, Paradise, Butte County, California, USA.