Eva Marie White

Oct. 12, 1928 – Oct. 17, 2018

TORRINGTON – Services for Eva Marie White, 90, will be held at a later date. 

Eva died Oct. 17, 2018, at Goshen Healthcare Community and cremation has taken place. 

Those wanting to make a contribution in her name can give to the activities fund at either the Torrington Senior Center or Goshen Healthcare Community. The Colyer Funeral Home assisted the family with the cremation arrangements.

Eva was born Oct. 12, 1928, to Lee and Esther (Honnold) Wheeler on a farm near Lorimor, Iowa, in Madison County. She went to country school in Gilbert, Iowa, where she graduated from the eighth grade and then went to Macksburg, Iowa, high school where she played basketball and helped her dad in the fields on the farm. She graduated high school in May 1946. 

She married Lowell White in May 1946 and they moved to Nunn, Colo., where she worked for Jean and Myrtle Eickheim as a housekeeper, babysitter and helped cook for several hired men that worked at the ranch during wheat harvest. They moved to Torrington in November 1949. She served as a 4-H leader while her girls were in 4-H. In 1965 she went to work at Hartung’s Inc, and retired in November 1993.

Eva enjoyed line dancing for several years and they went to senior citizen dances in Gering, Neb., and Torrington. She enjoyed going to the Senior Center for dinner. She cooked delicious meals. The dinner rolls she made melted in your mouth. Her specialty were her pies, always in demand at the Senior Center during their spring and fall sales. She worked in her garden every year her children can remember and was gracious in sharing the bounty. She canned and froze fruits and veggies every fall as well. She sewed beautifully and made many of the girls clothes up until she started working retail.

Eva is survived by her daughters Beverly (Bob) Yeik of Yoder, and Barbara (Dan) Smith of Torrington; son Steven White of Laramie; six grandsons; one granddaughter; seven great-granddaughters; three great-grandsons; five granddaughters-in-law; one grandson-in-law; a brother Lee (Maxine) Wheeler Jr of Lorimor, Iowa; a sister Freda (Bruce) Rowe of Glendale, Ariz.; two sisters-in-law Betty (Lyle) White and Sodie (Don) Widener, both of Creston, Iowa; as well as nieces and nephews on both the Wheeler and White sides and their awesome kids. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Lowell; an infant brother, Leonard Wheeler; and a sister Leila Witt.


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