Louise A. White
1929 - 2019
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Louise A. White, 90, a longtime resident of Durango, passed peacefully at home on August 16, 2019.

Louise was born to Florence A. (Dolby) and John M. Ort on June 27, 1929, in Rochester, MN. Her family moved east. She graduated from Southside High School in Rockville Centre, NY, where she was a drum majorette and played flute in the band.

Louise married Clinton White in 1950. They moved west, living in Wyoming and eventually settling in Durango. They had 2 sons together, William and Robert. Ada Jane (Janey) Silver was a good friend of the family. Louise thought of her as her own daughter.

Louise was trained in nursing and worked at Fort Lewis College for many years. She was involved with the Grand Junction Medical Center Recreational Therapy Services Program.

Louise was an avid bowler for over 50 years. She and Janey would go to many tournaments. Louise was inducted into the Colorado Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1999.

Louise enjoyed cooking and baking.

She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Durango.

Louise was predeceased by her husband, Clinton and her sons, William and Robert.

She is survived by Ada Jane Silver, a daughter-in-law Kathryn White; nieces, Karen Ort and Diann Ort Moseson; nephew Glenn Ort; grandnephew Matthew Ort; as well as several cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held for Louise on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at noon, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1159 E. 3rd Ave., Durango.

Memorial donations may be made to Grand Junction VA Medical Center Recreational Therapy Services Program. Louise A. White

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Published in The Durango Herald on Sep. 10, 2019.
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September 18, 2019
Will miss meeting you at the bowling tournaments. Always enjoyed your friendship and smile.

Carol Ann Smith
September 11, 2019
Miss Louise your smile was infectious and I just adored you. Seeing you walk by the pharmacy ...waving and looking for me, and your hugs when you had to stop in at the pharmacy...they will be missed. You are with your boys and your husband so I know you are at peace. Thanks for the friendship. Love your friend, Deanna Nelson
Deanna Nelson
September 11, 2019
What a shock when I checked the Durango Herald obituaries. I had just talked with Louise about a month ago when she called me for my birthday. She was such a wonderful person and we had so many good times bowling. We went on lots of bowling trips to tournaments all around the southwest. She, Janey, and I were the three musketeers. I was also in the same graduating class as Bob.
I have so many wonderful memories of Janey and Louise. May Louise rest in peace.
Carol Allan
September 11, 2019
To my cousin Louise who I adored so much, We are really going to miss you. I will never forget being your flower girl at yours & Clints wedding. You lived a long time, though tough some times, you still got to enjoy the things you loved to do like bowling and traveling once in awhile. RIP sweet angel, you are with all the Dolby's who have gone before you and my sweet husband John who passed in May. I will so miss talking to you. Love you always, Sue Shields Rubino, Santa Clara, CA
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