2012-01-05 / Obituaries


Barbara F. White of Brewster died suddenly on December 29, 2011, in Carmel at the age of 88.

She was born February 19, 1923, in Groton, Mass., daughter of the late Ivan George and Carrie (Davis) Eagleson. She graduated from Groton High School in 1941, and then worked as a telephone operator until she joined the United States Marine Corps, where she served for three years in Washington DC and Pearl Harbor and received the rank of Sgt. before being discharged in January of 1946.

On Jan. 25, 1962, Barbara married H. Leslie White Jr. They lived in Purdys, where they also owned and operated Grey’s Market from 1968 to 1977. In 1977 they moved to Brewster, and became members of Drew United Methodist Church in Carmel, where she sang in the Choir and headed the Drew Prayer Chain.

Mrs. White was predeceased by her husband, Leslie, on Jan. 27, 2004. She is survived by her son Joshua White of Brewster; a daughter, Valerie Hurd of Pleasantville; a brother Ivan “Skip” Eagleson of San Francisco; a sister Marjorie Kelly of Buena Park, Calif.; and five grandchildren. She was also predeceased by her son David Hurd.

A memorial service was to be held Wed. January 4, at 1p.m. at Drew United Methodist Church in Carmel. Interment will be private. Calling hours were Jan. 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster.

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