(Elvira) Sue White, 86, was called to her eternal resting place on June 2, 2023. She entered this world on May 24, 1937 in Stratford, TX born to Rafael and Luz Garcia. She had 3 brothers and 1 sister, all of whom preceded her in death.
Sue met the love of her life, Harvey White, and the two were married on June 2, 1955 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Dalhart, TX. They had over 65 wonderful years together until his passing in 2021. They were reunited in heaven on their 68th wedding anniversary.
In 1960, Sue and her family settled in Hobbs. Sue stayed busy in many ways. She had a special calling for giving of herself and helping others and did so through various ways. While raising her children, Sue was always involved in their school and other activities. She was room mother, den mother, troop leader, coach, and everything in between.
As a devout Catholic, Sue was dedicated to her faith. In 1965, she completed the required training to teach CCD to the elementary grade students at St. Helena Catholic Church, which she did for many years. She was also a past member of the Altar Society. She spent a great part of her life volunteering in the church and parochial school. She would often visit the homebound, sick, and elderly providing them food and offering prayer.
Sue’s working years included substitute teaching and working as a classroom teacher’s aide. During this time, she encountered many students struggling to learn the English language. This led to her giving countless hours to assist those students that needed the extra attention. She taught them to speak English and tutored them in their studies. She also had a way of connecting with troubled youth and helping them to remain in school. Many of the children she helped went back to thank her in their adulthood. After her time in education, Sue was the bookkeeper for the family businesses.
Sue’s leisure time throughout the years was spent playing women’s softball, playing cards and scrabble, country dancing with her husband, working crossword puzzles, and especially cooking and baking. You would often find her delivering candy and baked goods to her friends, neighbors, doctors, and the staff at all her favorite stores. She wanted to feed everyone that crossed her path and if you ever left her home hungry, it was your own fault. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and attending their many events.
Sue will be missed by many. She is survived by her son Doug White and wife Gail of Midland, TX, daughter Sheila Cyr and husband Steve of Hobbs, grandchildren Kristi (Brent) Corder, Jennifer (Mikolas) Wilson, Michael (Samantha) Cyr, Kassie (Eric) Balest, Ryan (Lillian) White, Chris Jackson, Justin Jackson, and 26 great-grandchildren.