Ruth Ann White

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Ruth Ann White


A service for Ruth Ann White, 82, of Commerce, was held Wednesday, April 12, at First Methodist Church of Commerce with Rev. Greg Neal officiating. Dr. White passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017.

She was born in Jamestown July 24, 1934, to Robert Herschel Moore and Minnie Ruth Howell.

She married Thomas Ray White June 15, 1957, in Van. She received her bachelors, masters and Ph.D. from East Texas State University. She was a professor emeritus in the counseling department and served as Vice President for Student Affairs. While a faculty member at her beloved university, she impacted many students through her teaching and mentorship.   She was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Commerce and a member of P.E.O., Coterie Culture Club and played in several bridge groups. She had an adventurous spirit and loved to travel to new places and meet new people.

She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; and brother, Robert Moore.

She is survived by her son, Bruce White and wife, Julie of Frisco; daughter, Anna Knutson and husband, Bill of Commerce; grandchildren, Ashley Boylan and husband, Shawn, Chris White and wife, Jocelyn, Kaitlyn White, Tommy Knutson, Alex Knutson; great-grandchildren, Ella White, Ethan White and Cole Boylan.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ruth Ann White Scholarship Endowment at Texas A&M University-Commerce or the First United Methodist Church Commerce.