Mary E. White
May 14, 1962 – March 13, 2005Mary Eileen (Potter) White, 42, of Carbondale, died peacefully Sunday, March 13, 2005, after a courageous fight against breast cancer.Mary was born May 14, 1962, in Maqouketa, Iowa, a daughter of Arion James and Louise Mary (Mignone) Potter. She graduated from Northeast Community High School in 1980 and moved to Colorado in 1986 where she became an agent with Aspen Ski Tours. She married Franklin T.C. White on Aug. 28, 1993, in Aspen.Mary was a devoted wife, mother and outdoorswoman, who enjoyed biking, hiking, skiing and yoga. She was active in her children’s schools and cherished her time with family and friends.Survivors include her husband, Frank, and her children, Cullen, 6, and Rebecca, 4, of Carbondale; her mother, Louise Potter, of Carbondale; seven brothers: David (Cynthia) Potter, of Hanover Park, Ill., Steve (Terri) Potter, of Preston, Iowa, Mark (Donna) Potter, of Clinton, Iowa, Jim Potter, of Dubuque, Iowa, Edward Potter, of Fulton, Ill, Randy Potter, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Tom (Robin) Potter, of Wheatland, Iowa; two sisters, Cathy (Jake) Pruette, of San Francisco, and Betty (Bruce) Collins, of Rifle; and many nieces and nephews.Mary was preceded in death by her father in 2003, and brother Gerry, in 1996.Mass of the Christian burial will be at noon Thursday, March 17, at St. Mary’s of the Crown Church in Carbondale. Father McCormick will officiate.At noon on Saturday, June 11, there will be a celebration of life in Mary’s honor at the base of Basalt Mountain (upper parking area).Many, many heartfelt thanks and praise to those who have touched Mary’s life through this journey.In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mary’s name to Roaring Fork Hospice, P.O. Box 1970, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602 or the charity of your choice.In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mary’s name to Roaring Fork Hospice, P.O. Box 1970, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602 or the charity of your choice.
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