Baker City, Oregon
Wilma LaRee “Babe” White Andrew, 80, of Baker City, died July 7, 2004, at her home.
Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Lennie Spooner of the Baker City Church of the Nazarene will officiate. The grave site will be dedicated by Bob Brady of Baker City.
Babe was born on Oct. 9, 1923, to William Thomas Hickey and Emile Cole Hickey on the family farm near Ontario where she grew up with 11 brothers and sisters.
She married Jack White on June 22, 1939. They made their home in Baker City where they raised eight sons and one daughter. Babe was a loving mother who enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and family functions.
Survivors include her daughter, Sherri White of Baker City; son, Gary White of Baker City, son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Debbie White of Baker City, son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Claudette White of Waitsburg Wash., son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Cecilia White of Baker City, son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Sharon White of Pasco Wash., son, Monty White of Baker City, and son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Carole White of Waitsburg Wash.; a sister, Sally Down of Pasco Wash.; 26 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack White; and a son, Richard White of Portland.
Memorial contributions may be made to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, Oregon 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 9, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor