OBITUARY

Jeanette Opal White

September 12, 1935February 2, 2019
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Jeanette Opal Simmons was born September 12, 1935 in Spokane Washington to William O. Simmons and Opal M. Motsinger. She was the oldest of three children, including Joan Eddy and Don Simmons. Jeanette married Gene White on August 28, 1954 in Oakville, WA. They were married for 64 years. While living in the Boston Harbor area in Olympia, they had several fruit trees and a large garden. She loved canning and preserving for the family. Gene and Jeanette moved from Olympia, to Rochester in 1968 to start dairy farming, which they operated for over 25 years. Jeanette worked the farm hand-in-hand with Gene; they were quite a team. She raised all the calves and loved taking her grandchildren out to help. She was an integral part of the farm operation, but still managed to take great care of their 5 children.

She loved cooking for friends and family, and if you came to their house she was always ready and waiting to feed you!

Jeanette was an angel on earth; she lived her life by helping others and was always there for you whenever she was needed.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Rhonda.

She is survived by her husband Gene White, son Doug (Arlene Snow) White and daughters Linda Lund and her husband Dean, Carol Gravatt and her husband Don, Annette Schuller and her husband Brad. She had 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Family and friends will greatly miss Jeanette’s kind spirit and positive attitude.

Memorial Donations may be made to Rett Syndrome research tribute to Madison Gravatt, granddaughter.

  • FAMILY

  • Gene White, Husband
  • Doug White, Son
  • Arlene Snow, Friend
  • Linda Lund, Daughter
  • Dean Lund, Son-in-law
  • Carol Gravatt, Daughter
  • Don Gravatt, Son-in-law
  • Annette Schuller, Daughter
  • Brad Schuller, Son-in-law
  • Rhonda White, Daughter

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Reception Tuesday, February 12, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Interment will take place with Immediate Family
REMEMBERING

Jeanette Opal White

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Michael and Linda Cooper

February 12, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Rebecca Ask -Hanson

February 6, 2019

So sorry for your loss. I hope the memories help get you through the challenges of being without your loved one. Prayers to you all.

Marie Stoney

February 6, 2019

Always the best memories of our family gatherings and Jeannett was the sweetest and most beautiful lady. Our parents really enjoyed each other. Loved all their children to the most and grandchildren.
I had the best visit at Audra’s shower special times. God bless all of you.
Mike and Marie

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