LOVELAND, Colo. -- Eva May White passed away on April 30, 2009 at the age of 91 in Loveland, Colo. Eva was a 20-year resident of McCook, Neb., and lived in Huron, S.D., for 39 years prior to moving to Loveland in March of 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband Junior Dewane "JD" White who died on Jan. 17, 1983.
She is survived by three children. A son, Richard White and spouse Leah of Brenham and two daughters, Linda Horst and spouse Dennis of Loveland, Colo., and Judy Hodson and significant other Ken Elder of Grand Island, Neb., plus six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
While Eva was in McCook she was focused on being a housewife and raising her three children. After raising her children she worked as a cook at Peters Dairy Crème. JD and Eva moved to Huron, S.D., in 1969 following JD's transfer by the Federal Bureau of Reclamation. Following her husband's death Eva was a very active and conscientious volunteer. She was recognized in 1995 for conscientious and dedicated service by the Woodmen of America. She received a certificate of appreciation from the Huron School Board for her volunteerism at the Middle School Library in 1997. Also, in 1997 Eva was awarded the Lusk Award, presented by the Plainsman, for volunteer of the year.
She had several hobbies including; knitting, ceramics, crocheting and puzzles. Her handiwork was displayed and sold at local craft shows. Her more popular crafts included snow men and snow families and knitted dish rags that were always in high demand.
Eva had a positive outlook on life and a great sense of humor that enabled her to make friends easily. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
Arrangements were under the direction of Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home in Loveland, Colo.