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Carol J. White

June 19, 1946 — November 20, 2018

Carol June White passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 20, 2018 from complications of Alzheimer's disease, from which she suffered for 10 years. She was born June 19, 1946 in Sacramento, CA to Edward and Melba Silva. Four years later her sister Betty was born. They grew up on ranches from age 8 to 18. Carol was in the first graduating class of Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs, CA. Carol met her husband Mark at a 4H event at Fallen Leaf Lake. Mark’s sister Marva and Carol’s sister Betty were best friends. Carol was best friends with Mark’s sister Linda. Carol never realized that Linda and Marva had a brother, until she saw Mark at the 4H event in 1964. Mark and Carol married on June 11, 1966 at St. John Vianney Church in Rancho Cordova, CA. Mark and Carol had their first daughter Lisa, on January 16, 1968 in Camp Lejeune, NC. Their second child, Denise was born April 22, 1974 in Sacramento, CA. Carol started with the Natomas Unified School District as a School Secretary in 1985. In 1998 she moved to the district office as the Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent for Business Services. Carol retired in 2009 from the Natomas Unified School District. Carol and Mark cared for their grandchildren every friday night for 23 years. There was nothing she loved more than spending time with her grandchildren Tyler, Trenton, Ellie, Zoey and Kasey and making them pancakes every Saturday morning. Carol and Mark made their grandchildren’s sporting events a priority and rarely missed one. She was a friend and confidant to all; from the people she worked with to the people she met at Peet's coffee, Yo-Yo Yogurt and Dos Coyotes, you couldn’t be around Carol without a smile on your face. She connected with the members of Sigma Kappa Sorority at Sacramento State University, who sponsored many fundraisers in her honor and they walked events with Carol’s name stitched to their sleeves. Carol’s love for camping started in 1976 with the purchase of their first trailer and continued to 2018 with a fifth wheel trailer. Carol made countless friends and traveled countless miles while enjoying every moment. Some of those friends have shared the following comments about Carol: “She was a blessing to all of us who had the honor to know her and I will always hold a special place in my heart for her.” – Marquis “Meeting Carol in February 2012 brightened my life. I met her on my first day at her favorite yogurt shop and saw her almost daily the next three years. She became an honorary Sigma Kappa and a lead spark for our mission of Alzheimer’s awareness. Wearing her name on my sleeve during a walk to end Alzheimer’s was a privilege. Her bright smile and ability to speak to anyone within shouting distance is something to be admired and loved. Over the last few years we were able to see each other for monthly dinners as Mark was able to facilitate everything for her. It’s only then I saw the true effects of this Alzheimer’s disease. Nothing will be able to overshadow the love we had for each other and how important she made herself in my life. I love you Carol.” – Mary

“As you know, I’m very fond of your beautiful mom, she is the kind of grandmother I want to be someday. She will be missed” – Kristy

“She was the most beautiful lady”– Veronica

“We loved Carol and her SPUNK. We will miss her.” – Sharon

“She was the sweetest person loved her and her beautiful; smile” – Veronica

“We enjoyed every dinner we had with her” – Olivia

Carol made an impact on so many people; we know you will miss her as much as we do.

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