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Thursday, February 23, 2023
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Lillian Rose White, 94, of Colorado City passed away Saturday, February 18, 2023 after a brief illness in the Mitchell County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Colorado City with her three daughters by her side.
She was born at home in the Friendship Community near Gladewater, Texas on November 4, 1928 to Lawrence and Florence Cloud Rose and was the second to the youngest of eight children. After graduating from high school, Lillian attended Kilgore Jr. College and was a member of the world famous Kilgore Rangerettes. While at Kilgore Jr. College, she met H.G. White after he returned from World War II and they soon married.
H.G. was attending the University of North Texas when their first daughter was born and they began working for Sun Oil Company. And as Lillian would tell it, they moved all over the world, especially in west Texas. Their first stop was in Midland, but they soon moved to Colorado City where two more daughters were born. Her favorite move was to the camp in Silver Texas where all the Sun families became lifelong friends. In 1966, the Silver camps were closed and most of the families moved to Colorado City. And over the next 35 years Lillian and family lived in San Angelo, Rangely, Colorado, Midland again, Edmond, Oklahoma, and Plano.
Lillian eventually graduated from Angelo State University and taught school at many of the locations they moved to. After retiring in 1986, they moved to Hide-a-Way Lake, Texas and were active members of the Green Acres Baptist Church. They regularly helped at the “Clothes Closet” and the church’s soup kitchen. They also traveled a lot helping with the Christian Builders constructing and repairing churches. They took many trips with friends, family, and their church group and often recanted their favorite trip to Jerusalem.
She was preceded in death by her parents, seven siblings, and her husband of 66 years. H. G. was diagnosed with diabetes in 1964 and lived 50 more years until his death in 2014. Over the years his doctors were repeatedly amazed at how he managed that, and he always gave the credit to Lillian for watching him closely and feeding him well.
She is survived by her three daughters; Rose Ann Feaster and husband Randy of Roscoe; Susan Anderson and Woody of Colorado City; and Sandy Jackson and Scott of Gunnison, Colorado. She is also survived by four adult grandchildren; Brice Webb and wife Vivian of Comfort; Ben Webb and Kristi of Missoula, Montana; Brad Anderson and Leslie of Austin; and Kendra Whitehead and Jeff of Abilene. Also great grandchildren; Aubrey, Brice, Sonja, Kaylee, Grayson, and Eliza.
A graveside service for Lillian will be held on Thursday, February 23rd at 1 pm under the direction of Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater, Texas in the Friendship Cemetery of Gladewater.
In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial in her memory to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kiker Seale Funeral Home in Colorado City.