Posted: December 3rd, 2015



VADA MAURINE (BROWN) WHITE, beloved wife of the late Richard White of Magrath, Alberta, passed away at the Raymond Hospital Monday, November 30, 2015 at the age of 79.

She is predeceased by her parents Walter Edwin Brown and Vada (Crookston) Brown of Magrath, and her brother Daniel Brown.

She is survived by her sister Sylvia Bourne, sister-in-law Vauna Brown, 11 nieces and nephews, and Richard’s children David and Mandy.

Maurine’s great love of music was framed by her parents’ nurture from birth and many years of study. This opened doors to her lifetime of service as a talented pianist and organist. As a graduate of Magrath High School (where she was accompanist for the operetta The Mikado), she began her education degree at U of A Edmonton. Following the footsteps of her Dad and brother Dan, Maurine completed this degree at BYU. In her dedicated career as teacher for over 39 years, she lovingly influenced the lives of hundreds of elementary children in Alberta and Utah.

Maurine found relaxation and fun caring for her kitties, in creative handwork, travel, water skiing, gardening, and friendships.

Living in BC, she and her husband worked closely in the company which they formed, M & R Trucking Company. Their love of RV travel linked them to friends and family, forming treasured memories. They were sealed for time and eternity in the Cardston Temple and filled many positions in the LDS Church.

Maurine will be missed by her dearest friends: Ellen, Myrna, Donna and so many others who were in her loved circle of support.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, GARDEN PLACE CHAPEL, Magrath, with Bishop Ryan Anderson officiating.

Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery.

Following the cemetery service, all those in attendance may join the family to visit and reminisce.

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