Betty Ruth White

03/13/1922 — 03/26/2008

From Richland, WA, US | Born in El Dorado, Kansas

Betty Ruth White

Betty Ruth White passed away at 4:10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26 at Kadlec Hospital, Richland, Washington.

She was born March 13, 1922 in EI Dorado, Kansas to Insco and Martha Friday. The family moved to Los Angeles, Ca. in 1923, and later to Santa Maria, Ca. She completed high school at Santa Maria Union High School, then completed cosmetology training at Santa Barbara Beauty College in Santa Barbara, Ca.

Betty married Allan Kenneth White on August 10, 1946.

She owned and operated her own beauty salon for a number of years. She belonged to the Business and Professional Womens' Society during this time. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Cpl. Marshall N. Braden Post in Santa Maria, Ca. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Colonies.

Betty was the Executive Housekeeper at Santa Barbara County Hospital in Santa Maria, Ca. for many years, retiring in 1972. Betty and Allan moved to Richland to be close to their daughter and son-in-law and grandchildren in 1985.

Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband Allan and her parents Insco and Martha Friday.

Betty White is survived by her sister Jane Bill McGrew of Oceanside, CA; daughter Martha Gerald Woodcock of Richland, WA; son Arthur Colleen White of San Marcos, CA; stepsons Duane Bertha White of Seattle, WA and Robert Gwen White of California; Grandsons Allan Lenora Woodcock of Paris, France, and Michael Stacey Woodcock of Richland, WA; Stuart Linda White of Seattle, WA; Linda Witsil of Hawaii; Nate Amy White of Indiana; nine great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly.

Betty spent much of her later years helping her daughter Martha, an elementary school teacher, in her classroom for the Pasco School District. She enjoyed doing beautiful hand-beading, crocheting and knitting. ''Nana's ''greatest joy was spending as much time as she could with her great-grandchildren, Jacob and Rylee Woodcock living in Europe and her twin great-grandsons Ian and Connor Woodcock of Richland. Her joy was increased in January with the arrival of her newest great-grandson Brayden White.

A memorial service will be held at Einan's Funeral Home on Thursday, April 3 at 1:00 p.m. for those who knew and loved her.

“God bless and keep you, Mom.” “See you in a better place, Nana.”

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  • It was an honor to know such an elegant and caring woman. We know that she touched many lives for good and she will continue doing so….She will be greatly missed among us here. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

    John & Debbi Trevino
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I loved Mrs. White. I remember so well sitting outside your classroom at Livington. Although I had not seen her in almost 12 years, I have very fond memories of her. She was a great lady. You and your family are in my thoughts.

    Hugs, Issa Stone

    Issa Stone
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US