|Birth: ||Nov. 19, 1924|
|Death: ||Jan. 3, 1989|
Mary was born the older of two daughters to Ralph Newton White and Irene Moore White. Her childhood was a happy one, spent in the small community of Center Point. Following graduation from Center Point High she moved to San Antonio attended business school and donated her time to the USO. While living in San Antonio, she met and fell in love with Elmer Lee Jennings, a serviceman at the start of World War II. Upon his return from Europe in 1946 they were married and settled in Center Point. Two sons, Michael Lee and Patrick, and daughter Nancy were born to their union. Mary and her husband were active in the community, especially in the school and church. A founding member of the Center Point Band Booster Club, Mary was also a member of the Wesleyan Circle and the Women's Society of Christian Services of St Paul's Methodist Church, Beta Sigma Phi, the Community Chest and served as captain of the March of Dimes. During her years with the state, she was on the Board of Directors, served as president, vice-president, and secretary of the Texas Public Employees Association. An accomplished organist, Mary played the organ while her mother, Irene was pianist for the Center Point Baptist Church.
The family became members of St Paul's Methodist Church after moving to Kerrville in the early 1960's. Mary continued her employment at the Kerrville State hospital, retiring in 1986. At that time Mary and Elmer Lee relocated to Austin and the Lakeway community, where again they were active in the church. Together, they enjoyed traveling, gardening, attending auctions and spending time with their family and friends.
On the morning of their 43rd wedding anniversary, both Mary and Elmer Lee died from injuries suffered during an auto accident. Leaving behind to grieve were their children and spouses, Sarah Jennings, Sylvia Jennings and Mark Price; grandchildren, Jennifer Jennings, Joanna Jennings, Jason Flores, Geoff Jennings, Brandon Jennings, Megan Taylor, Cory Jennings and John Van Ostrand; sister, Ann White Griffin and several nieces and nephews.
Ralph Newton White (1898 - 1979)
Irene Gertrude Moore White (1901 - 1988)
Elmer Lee Jennings (1918 - 1989)
Cook Walden Forest Oaks Memorial Park
Created by: nancy price
Record added: Mar 26, 2011
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