Ruth White, 96 of Monterey, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012 at her home.
She was born Sept. 8, 1915 in Patterson, N.J., a daughter of Charles J. and Ada Bartlett Robinson.
On Sept. 17, 1949, she married Roy S. White, who passed in 1986.
Early in life, Mrs. White worked as a private duty nurse and later a homemaker. She was a member of First Congregational Church in Harwich, Mass., and attended McDowell United Methodist Church while living in Highland County. She was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and the Cape Cod Natural History Museum, attended Highland County Senior Citizens, and enjoyed hosting Monday Night Bridge Club at her home. Additionally, those who came to know her will always remember her as a master scrabble player.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. White was predeceased by three brothers, Charles, Richard, and Raymond Robinson; and a sister, Dorothy Williams.
Mrs. White is survived by a brother, William Robinson of Cridersville, Ohio; a sister, Edythe Derbyshire of Raleigh, N.C.; a number of nieces and nephews, including Jim White and wife, Lorraine, of Monterey, with whom she made her home, and John Williams and wife, Carol of Petersburg, N.J.
A memorial service was conducted 3 p.m., Sunday, March 4, in the McDowell Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Beth Pyles officiating.
Inurnment will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 268, Monterey, Va. 24465 or the Highland County Senior Center, P.O. Box 117, Monterey, Va. 24465.