Polly White

Polly Patricia White

September 21, 1928 — November 4, 2014

Our beloved mom, Polly Patricia White passed away peacefully Nov. 4, in Kirkland, Wash., surrounded by her family.

She was born in Ellensburg Wash., Sept. 21, 1928 and was preceded in death in 1994 by her husband J. Douglas White. They were married in 1950 and raised their three children in Bellevue, Wash.

They retired to San Juan Island in 1986 where Polly continued to live until her death. Polly, a fifth-generation islander, dearly loved her San Juan Island life and was very active in numerous island non-profit organizations including the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor, Peace Island Medical Center Volunteer Board, past president of the Medical Guild, past chairman of the Health Care Foundation, and a Senior Center volunteer.

Polly was an avid reader, often devouring a book in a day with her cat, Chloe, on her lap. She also enjoyed politics and a lively debate about current issues. She was a collector of fine shoes and always dressed impeccably, in matched outfits. She is survived by her two sons, Bruce (Teresa) White, Brian (LeAnn) White and daughter Andrea (Darryl) Elves, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peace Island Hospital. Memorial donations can be made to the Animal Protection Society of San Juan Island, P.O. Box 1355, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250.

Polly will be dearly missed by all those that knew and loved her.

—Family of Polly White