Connie White, 70 - September 30, 2011
Connie Lucille White, 70, of Eustis died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel with Pastor Lawrence Francis officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Grandview Cemetery.
White was born July 19, 1941 in Gothenburg, daughter of Howard and Violet (Carr) Hodson.
She attended high school at Platte Valley Academy in Shelton and graduated from Dakota Adventist Academy. She graduated from Union College in Lincoln with a degree in music. She also graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a master’s degree in organ music.
White worked for the University of Southern California. She worked for Aero Space Engineering and Ford Aero Space as a computer programmer. It was there that she met her future husband, Col. Ralph White. She was a key member of the programming team that wrote and installed satellite tracking programs in the Cheyenne Mountain Complex in Colorado Springs.
She married Ralph White on Dec. 31, 1981, at Colorado Springs.
After her retirement, the couple moved back to Nebraska where she cared for her parents so they could continue to live on the family farm.
She was active in the Seventh-day Adventist Church especially in music ministry.
She was a devoted wife and step-mother, family members said. Throughout her lifetime, she gave of herself and her means to people in need. She often had foreign exchange students living in her home whom she treated like her children. She had a special love for dogs and horses.
White was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include: husband Ralph White of Eustis; brother, H. Kent Hodson of Los Angeles, CA; cousin Thomas Z. Hodson and wife Mary Edna and their son Timothy and wife Becky of Champaign, IL; cousin, Kay E. Hodson of Champaign, IL; step-daughter Jody Carol and husband Wyman Bosworth of League City, TX; step-son Will and wife Sue White of Huntsville, AL; step-grandchildren Andy and wife Heidi Truitt and their three sons Tegan, Riley and Conner; Drew and wife Julia White; Elizabeth and husband Mike Riggs.
Memorials may be given to: Three Angels Broadcasting Network, P.O. Box 220, West Frankfort, IL 62896, The Quiet Hour, P.O. Box 3000, Redlands, CA 92373-1500; It Is Written, Box O, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359.
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