Funeral services for Jessie White, 85 year old Cody and former Buffalo area resident, who passed away Wednesday at the West Park Long Term Care Facility in Cody after a short illness, will be held Tuesday, December 14, at 10 am from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Bishop Andrew Dawson officiating. Visitation will be held from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Graveside services will follow the funeral in the Kearney Cemetery in Story, Wyoming where she will be laid to rest beside her husband. Donations in Mrs. White’s memory may be made to Wyoming Junior Hereford Association in care of the Adams Funeral Home, at 351 North Adams Avenue, Buffalo, WY.
Jessie Ada White was born on March 16, 1925 in Gypsum, Colorado to Jessie Jean and Harriet Daley. She grew up and went to school in Payson, Utah and graduated from Payson High School in 1943. She was married to Morton B. White on June 28, 1946 in Gunnison, Colorado where they ranched until moving to the Diamond Tail Bar Ranch in Jelm, Wyoming in October of 1948. They moved to the Bridger Valley in 1970 where they started White Herefords and lived until 1990. They then moved White Herefords to the Piney Creek Ranch outside of Buffalo, Wyoming. Mr. White passed away in November of 1990 and the ranch operation was moved to the Natural Bridges Ranch in Douglas, Wyoming in 1995. The ranch was sold in 2000 when she moved to Cody, Wyoming where she resided until her death. Jessie was a dedicated ranch wife who loved her family, and worked hard side by side her husband and her children. She was a wonderful cook whose children remember best the smell of homemade bread, cookies and pies. Meals in Jessie's home were always a feast. But the role she enjoyed the most was the role of being a grandmother, and great grandmother. Her home was filled with pictures of each grandchild, great grandchild, and even great-great grandchildren. She was always caring, supportive, wanting to stay in the background, never wanting to be an inconvenience to anyone. Jessie had a Servants heart. Even in her eighties she made herself available to both her children and grandchildren, wanting to help in any way she could. Although she had a quiet and gentle spirit, she was always noted for her spunk and her desire to live life and be a part of all that went on in the family for as long as she was able. She was greatly loved, and will be sorely missed. She was a Godly wife, mother, and grandmother, who will be welcomed in to Heaven by "Well done Thy good and faithful servant".
She is survived by two daughters Linda Armstrong and her husband Larry of Cody, Wyoming and Loretta Anderson and her husband Tut of Spring, Texas; one son Butch White and his wife Jody of Elsmere, Nebraska; one daughter-in-law Linda Harlene White of Fort Morgan, Colorado; grandchildren Vicki Teel of Los Alamos, New Mexico; Mike White of Laramie, Wyoming; Sherri Rasmussen of Sterling, Colorado; Jamie Herron of Fort Morgan, Colorado; Monte White of Fort Morgan, Colorado; Tanya Olsen of Cody, Wyoming; Shawna Prestridge of Lubbock, Texas; Justin Armstrong of San Antonio, Texas; Donna Armstrong of Hood River, Oregon; Kevin Armstrong of Eugene, Oregon; April Kreis of Bozeman, Montana; Jana Fraley of Buffalo, Wyoming; Joel White of Buffalo, Wyoming; Coby White of Boise City, Oklahoma; Deby Forry of Laramie, Wyoming; Bobi Forry of Rockwall, Texas; and Ryan Anderson of Akron, Ohio; 34 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; one sister, Madeline Wilson and brother in-law J Paul of St George, Utah; sister-in-laws, Merlene Daley, Margret Daley, Bernadine Daley, and Mary Lou Daley; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins.
Jessie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 6 brothers Art, Leo, Roy, Orin, Tom, and David Daley; her sister Eva Estes; step-sons Ben White and Jim White; daughter-in-law Mickey White; and granddaughter Katie Forry.