Mary Evelyn White
February 20, 1942 – August 9, 2018
Surrounded by her family, Mary Evelyn White, 76, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, August 9 in College Station. Mary Evelyn, born February 20, 1942, grew up in Dallas. She graduated from the University of Texas in 1964. While on a European cruise during the summer of 1963, she met the love of her life, Robert C. White, and they married April 10, 1965.
Bob and Mary Evelyn raised their family in Bryan, where they have lived for 49 years. Together, they built his dental practice and her interior design firm. Her tireless civic and church involvement was a testament to her love for this community. She served as President of The Woman’s Club, President of The Junior League, and numerous officer positions in the local and national Chi Omega Fraternity. Together, Mary Evelyn and Bob ministered to countless young married couples while leading small group Bible studies at their church.
She had an uncommon ability to see the best qualities in other people and give her best in return. She deeply loved her Lord and her family, embracing each new member of her family with the same amazing unconditional love. To her family and all that knew Mary Evelyn, her life was an inspiration, her memory a benediction.
She was preceded in death by her mother Louise Vaughn Merritt and her father Ben T. Merritt. She is survived by her devoted husband Robert C. White of Bryan; her son Lance Carlton White, his wife Julie and their children Abby and Isaac of College Station; and her son Jeffrey Scott White, his wife Corinne, and their children Brazos and Quinn of Spicewood, Texas. She is also survived by her brother David Vaughn Merritt, his wife Sher, their son Harrison and his daughters, Harper, Hadley, and Everly.
Funeral services for Mary Evelyn will be Monday, August 13. There will be a private burial service in the morning. Her friends are invited to a 1:00 P.M. celebration of her life, followed by a reception, at Grace Bible Church, Anderson Campus, 700 Anderson Street, College Station.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to the Bryan-College Station chapter of the Salvation Army or to Grace Bible Church.