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July 29, 2013

Margaret Martha Betschart White

Jan. 29, 1932 — July 14, 2013

DUNCAN — Margaret “Maggie” Martha Betschart White, 81, of Duncan passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2013, at her home in Duncan.

Maggie requested that no formal funeral service be held.

A private viewing/memorial service was Tuesday, July 16, at Don Grantham Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Metheny of Bethesda Church of God officiating.

Margaret was born in Sebastopol, Calif., to Franz “Frank” and Mary Ann (Reichlin) Betschart on Jan. 29, 1932. She attended high school at Manteca High School and graduated in 1949. She went on to earn a nursing degree from California State University. Maggie’s nursing career spanned many years, working for Manteca Hospital, Manteca Convalescent Hospital, Palm Haven Nursing Home and doctor’s offices in the Manteca, Ripon and Twain Harte, Calif., areas. Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting, ceramics, reading, trying new recipes and listening to classical music. She looked forward to visits from her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Franz “Frank” and Mary A. Betschart; brothers: Frank L. Betschart, Joseph B. Betschart and Ludwig Betschart; and sister, Martha R. Betschart Ettlin.

Margaret is survived by her husband Percy “Bud” A. White Sr. of Lawton/Fort Sill Veteran’s Center Lawton.

She leaves three children: son, Lonnie White and wife Sheila (Hicks) of Duncan, Lynette “Sis” White of Sonora, Calif., and son, Mark White of Manteca, Calif.; five grandchildren: Julia A. White Haro and husband Robert of Anthony, Texas, Brian S. White and wife Teresa of Morgantown, W.V., Kimberly L White Vreeland and husband Paul of Loveland, Colo., Wendi White Hauger and husband Stephen of Manteca, Calif., and Ashley White of Tracy, Calif., five great-grandchildren: Robert “Bobby” M. Haro, Christian A. Haro and Alexandra J. Haro, all of Anthony, Taylor A. White and Kaitlyn E. White, both of Morgantown; two sisters: Rosemarie Evans and husband Art of Fortuna, Calif., and Matilda Stephens of Napa, Calif.; and numerous family menbers and friends.

Condolences may be left in Margaret M. Betschart White’s online guest book at

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Reverend Harold Metheny, Bethesda Church of God, Don GranthamFuneral Home and Austin Langford for his loving care and friendship.

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