Roeberta E. White, 86, a long-time Yakima Valley resident passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at Odd Fellows Assisted Living in Walla Walla.

She was born Sept. 29, 1920 in Edmond, Okla. to Dean and Bertha Henry. She and her family moved to Olympia in 1937, where she graduated from high school in 1938. In 1950, she married Ernest White in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. They made their home in Grandview.

She was a member of Grandview Rebekah Lodge #246, past president of Rebekah Assembly 1977 and treasurer emeritus of Grandview Ladies Encampment Auxiliary.

Roeberta and Ernest enjoyed many adventurous trips.

Ernest died in 1992.

In 1994, Roeberta moved to Yakima.

In 2002, she moved to Rebekah’s retirement facility in Walla Walla.

She enjoyed embroidery, quilting, writing and receiving letters from family.

She is survived by three sons, James Gaut of Kent, Ernest (Marilyn) White Jr. of Juneau, Alaska and Robert (Tina) White of Yakima;

two daughters, Carol Spurlock and Naia Kraft, both of Seattle; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great- grandchildren; two brothers, Lloyd Henry (Bev) of Colville and Claude Henry (Donna), of Yakima.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ernest; two sisters, Eleanor Henry and LaDean Armstrong; and one brother, William Henry.

Viewing and visitation will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Grandview, with graveside services to follow at 1 p.m. at Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walla Walla Community Hospice, c/o1067 E. Isaacs Avenue, P.O. Box 2026, Walla Walla, WA 99362


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