OBITUARY

Doctor Mark Stephen White

October 11, 1953October 21, 2018
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Dr. Mark Stephen White, beloved husband, brother, uncle, cousin, colleague and friend to many, passed away unexpectedly on October 21, 2018, while vacationing in Utah in his new RV. Mark was born on October 11, 1953, in Houston, Texas, to Robert A. and Audrey J. White.

After La Porte High School, he graduated from Southwestern University, cum laude, in 1975. He then received his doctorate from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, followed by an internship at Rocky Mountain Hospital in Denver, Colorado, where he met the love of his life, Christine Alberico, who worked there as a lab technician.

Mark followed his career path with an anesthesiology residency at the University of Colorado Medical Center. He was board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. Mark and Christine were married in 1982 and moved to Austin, where he began his anesthesiology practice at Round Rock Hospital. He practiced there for several years before changing his focus to pain management.

He was currently an associate with Advanced Pain Care. Mark served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Pain Society. He was also an officer of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, and a member of the Physician Health and Rehabilitation Committee of the Travis County Medical Society, as well as a member of the Texas Medical Association.

He was predeceased by his parents, his uncle Ross White, his aunt Joan Counts, and his cousin Brad Counts.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Christine White, his brother, Dr. R. Lynn White (Barbara), his cousin, Lisa Counts Coppel (Pete), and their sons Joe and Sam Coppel, his nephews, Christopher White and Kenneth Burke, Jr. (Lauren), and his niece Robyn Tolva (John). He is also survived by six great nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at Cook Walden, Chapel of the Hills, 9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, Texas 78750 on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1:30pm. Reverend Peter Haas of The Church of Conscious Harmony will be officiating.

There will be visitation before the service beginning at 1:00pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

If you wish to make a donation in Mark’s memory, you may send a check to “Travis County Medical Society Foundation” to 4300 N. Lamar, Austin, Texas 78756.

  • FAMILY

  • Christine White, Wife
  • Dr. R. Lynn & Barbara White, Brother
  • Lisa & Pete Coppel, Cousin
  • Joe & Sam Coppel, Cousin
  • Christopher White, Nephew
  • Kenneth & Lauren Burke Jr., Nephew
  • Robyn & John Tolva, Niece
  • He is also survived by six great nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

Doctor Mark Stephen White

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Sheri Biggs

December 1, 2018

My life changed when I met Doctor White. My path led me to believe that the pain was an excuse, and maybe to some small degree, that was true. Dr. White came in smiling with his clinical staff who were the other members of the magic. It was a new experience to be validated, and then treated, and realize the pain wasn't killing me anymore, not like before. Being overweight was not the only blame. The uplifting experience of walking into the sweet treesy clinic, greeted by some beautiful salt water creatures who grounded me, and then.....the small lady at the front desk with the gentlest manner. It was truly one of those turning points, and crossroads on so many levels. The path to Doctor White and his wife and team, all those years ago is a clear, touching memory I'll cherish. I'll get over the shock of this 20 years later news. But I'll always remember the lump in my throat caused by the compassion. I miss you all. And the fish. I'm so sorry. Sheri Biggs

Elizabetb Pooler

November 19, 2018

After 10 years of chronic pain and seeing a myriad of doctors who didn't believe me, Dr. White knew at once what was wrong. After 7 failed steroid injections he got it right and gave me the courage to quit opiate pain medication. This doctor gave me my life back. Heaven has received another angel. God Bless you Doctor White and your family. I am speechless.

Michael Kenna

November 14, 2018

Dr. White beamed with compassion and kindness to his patients. I was one of many whose lives he touched with his caring essence and vast knowledge.

We shared a few fun conversations about his love of aquariums at the 360 location. Dr. Whites was passionate about this hobby.

Dr. White was successful in making the lives of his patients better. His panoramic approach to treating all interrelated aspects of your care fully, spoke loudly of his innate grace.

Jeff Babin

November 14, 2018

Dr White
Took care of me for many years and I will miss him so much . Thank you Dr White for caring and understanding your patients .

Oma Elizabeth Bargas

November 14, 2018

Chris , Your husband was a great man, husband, friend, and doctor and will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him may God give you peace during this time of your life. Love you prayers up

Bobbie & Doug Allred

November 13, 2018

Chris,
We were shocked to hear you lost your beloved husband. We are keeping you & family in our prayers. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Cherish the many fond memories you have.
Love you.

Lonnie & Alice Anglin

November 12, 2018

Burnett, Texas

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Biography

Dr Mark Stephen White, beloved husband, brother, uncle, cousin, colleague and friend to many, passed away unexpectedly on October 21, 2018, while vacationing in Utah in his new RV. Mark was born on October 11, 1953, in Houston, Texas, to Robert A. and Audrey J. White.

After La Porte High School, he graduated from Southwestern University, cum laude, in 1975. He then received his doctorate from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, followed by an internship at Rocky Mountain Hospital in Denver, Colorado, where he met the love of his life, Christine Alberico, who worked there as a lab technician. Mark followed his career path with an anesthesiology residency at the University of Colorado Medical Center. He was board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. Mark and Christine were married in 1982 and moved to Austin, where he began his anesthesiology practice at Round Rock Hospital. He practiced there for several years before changing his focus to pain management.

He was currently an associate with Advanced Pain Care. Mark served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Pain Society. He was also an officer of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, and a member of the Physician Health and Rehabilitation Committee of the Travis County Medical Society, as well as a member of the Texas Medical Association.

He was predeceased by his parents, his uncle Ross White, his aunt Joan Counts, and his cousin Brad Counts.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Christine White, his brother, Dr. R. Lynn White (Barbara), his cousin, Lisa Counts Coppel (Pete), and their sons Joe and Sam Coppel, his nephews, Christopher White and Kenneth Burke, Jr. (Lauren), and his niece Robyn Tolva (John). He is also survived by six great nieces and nephews.