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Carole Ruth White

September 6, 1946 — March 13, 2024

Carole Ruth White (nee Boosinger) passed away peacefully on March 13, 2024, surrounded by loving family and friends. She was born on September 6, 1946, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to William (“Daddy”) and Frances Boosinger. Along with her big brother Bill and baby sister, Barbara, the Boosingers lived the (mostly) idyllic 50’s-60’s suburban Salt Lake City life filled with church “road shows,” Coca Cola, trips to Yellowstone, and colored television in carpeted rumpus rooms.

At the tender age of 12, destiny brought Carole together with the love of her life, John (aka Johnnie) White, when their 6th-grade teacher seated them next to each other in the back of the classroom. While ignoring the fundamentals of 6th grade education, they quickly formed a bond and became inseparable for the next 68 years (except for six days in the 8th grade).

As parents, Carole and John cherished their role in raising their five children, instilling in them the values of love, kindness, service, resilience, and undaunting optimism. Though they may not have had great wealth, their home was always embarrassed by the riches of love and laughter. Carole adored Christmas and was prone to contracting “Christmas flu” after staying up late after the children went to bed to make doll clothes and other Sugar Plum treats that delighted her toe-headed children on Christmas morning.

Carole was a phenomenal cook but was never able to recalibrate her logging-camp portions intended for a family of 7 (sometimes 14). She was also a talented seamstress and craftswoman who religiously made each grandchild and great-grandchild their own personalized “quiet book” and sock monkey. Before passing, she was in the process of sewing a sock monkey for Annie’s soon to be born daughter. She was concerned about its completion the day before she went to heaven but luckily, Auntie Julie will complete the sacred sock monkey task.

Carole was a woman of deep faith, with a strong testimony in the Gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ that guided her actions and touched the lives of those around her. Her life was a shining example of selfless service, constantly reaching out to those in need and showing them special attention and love. Carole radiated joy and had a beautiful laugh that filled every room she entered. More significant, were the acts of charity and love outside of her numerous church callings that we have only recently learned of from those who received such kindness without fanfare.

Carole's bond with her family and friends extended beyond her immediate household. She deeply cherished the lifelong friendships she made at West High School (Class of ‘64).   Affectionally known as the “gang” (comprised of John and Carole; Butch and Ronnie; Barb and Sherm; Gary and Judy; and Barbara and Ray), this gaggle of 10 have spent the past 50 years laughing, loving, and crying. During her time at West, Carole’s extroverted and spirited nature blessed the Pep Club but was rewarded only with demerits in French class.  

Carole is survived by her loving husband, Johnnie, with whom she shared a remarkable journey of over six decades. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara Parry (Ray), and her brother, Bill Boosinger (Marylin).

Carole's legacy lives on through her five children: John White (Linda), Julie Hubbard (Steve), Bill White (Alane), Sherrie Holt (Troy), and Jordan White (Nikki). Each of them carries a piece of her spirit, instilled with the values she held dear.

Carole's presence will be missed by her grandchildren: Kelly (Whitney), Sunnie Heaston (Adam), Whitney, Kelsey, Kaitlyn, Annie Hirahara (Josh), Jane Fleischauer (Matt), Jack, Rachel, Sean, Jake, TJ (Beth), Megan, Hillary Rincon (Kevin), Andrew, Abigail Martinez (Tony), Sabreena, Yesi, Morgen, Harrison, Josiah, Hazel, Ella and George.

She was also blessed with great-grandchildren: Bentley, Navy, Tara, Olivia, Anna, Lucas, Johnny, Emily, Rosie, and Owen.

In honoring Carole's memory, let us remember her gentle nature, unwavering faith, and loving heart. She touched countless lives and leaves behind an indelible legacy of selflessness, kindness, and joy. Though she may no longer be with us, her spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her.

Rest in peace, dear Carole. Your beautiful soul will always be cherished and remembered.

The family invites you to join them in a Celebration of Life ceremony on Saturday, March 16, at the Huntsville Mercantile, located at 7390 E 200 S, Huntsville. There will be an open house beginning at 10:00 am and the Celebration of Life will take place 11:00 am to noon.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Carole’s favorite charity.

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Saturday, March 16, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

The Mercantile at Valley Events Center

7390 E 200 S, Huntsville, UT 84317

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 16, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

The Mercantile at Valley Events Center

7390 E 200 S, Huntsville, UT 84317

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