Mary Ethel (Rogers) White

(October 13, 1911 - October 7, 1995)


The Lusk Herald
October 11, 1995


Mary E. White

Graveside services for Mary Ethel White, 83, Gillette, will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 14, 1995, at the Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo, Wyo. with Pastor Isaac Smith of New Life Wesleyan Church of Gillette officiating. At her request, private cremation has taken place. She died of natural causes Saturday, October 7, 1995, at her son's home in rural Gillette.

Mary was born October 13, 1911, in Laramie to Foster R. and Hazel G. (Palmer) Rogers. She moved with her family to Lusk in 1918 where the family operated Roger's Drugstore until 1945. She obtained her pharmacist's license and worked in the pharmacy until 1938. She married Mack White in 1938. They owned and operated a service station in Lance Creek until 1944 when they purchased the EK Ranch in the Mayoworth area. In 1955, the family moved to the Buffalo area where she worked at North Wyoming Insurance until her retirement.

After her husband's death, she moved to Laramie in 1978 to be near her family. She worked there as a museum volunteer guide, as a foster grandparent and as a Senior Companion. In December 1994, she moved to Gillette to live with family.

She is survived to two sons, Mack and wife Cheri White of Gillette, and Foster and wife Katie White of Laramie; three grandsons, Jeff, Joshua and Mark; four granddaughters, Bridgette, Rachel, Jessica and Aleta; one sister, Frances A. Moss of Sheridan; and many nieces, nephews and good friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, Royal B. Rogers; and a sister, Martha B. Lamb.

Cards and letters may be sent to either Mack White, 221 Harvard Dr., HC 77, Gillette, WY 82717 or Foster White, 5600 Chaparral Dr., Laramie, WY 82070. A memorial has been established to the Wyoming Historical Journal (formerly the Annals of Wyoming) Attn. Phil Roberts, PO Box 4256 University Station, Laramie, WY 82071.

Wilson-Noecker Funeral Home of Gillette is in charge of arrangements.




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