— Pauline E. Bielss White, 97, of Mineral Wells, passed to her Lord’s waiting arms on June 25, 2013. She was born July 11, 1915, in Joshua, Texas, to August and Ethel Hicks Bielss.
At age 3 Pauline moved to Mineral Wells. She started school in the Little Rock School House and graduated from Mineral Wells High School in 1933. Pauline married Marcus “Pete” White in June of 1933.
After living in the Progress Community since 1939, Pete and Pauline purchased 40 acres of land in December 1946. Pete built their home and they moved in on Dec. 19, 1950.
Pete was a farmer and carpenter. Pauline was a department store manager for 39 years for three different owners until her retirement in November of 1982.
Two sons were born to this marriage, Kenneth Gene White, on March 11, 1934, and Joe Alan White, on Sept. 16, 1946.
Pauline’s husband, Pete, passed away on Dec. 28, 2000, after 68 years of marriage. After Pete’s passing she lived in their home until July 2012 and enjoyed good health and good neighbors including dear friends James and Johnell Smith, who took care of many of her needs after Pete passed away. She and Pete were members of Eleventh Avenue Church since February 1980. She loved her church family and was blessed with a host of friends.
Pauline is survived by sons: Kenneth White and wife, Doris, of Mineral Wells. Kenneth retired as manager of the USDA office in Commanche after 30 years of service. Joe White and wife, Hilda, from Richmond, Texas. Joe retired as a manager of Shell Oil Co. after 35 years of service. Pauline has seven grandchildren and was affectionately known as “Mother White,” which originated with first grandchild, Kenny. Grandchildren: Kenny White, Cheryl Baldwin, Keith White, Christy White, Erica White, Monique Montecinos and TJ Montecinos; 10 great-grandchildren: Marcus White, Paulette Hernandez, Felicia Crouch, Kristen Williamson, Michelle Aguiluz, Haylie Montecinos, Makayla Montecinos, Heather Montecinos, Ryan McBee and Gayla McBee; three great-great grandchildren: Kade Crouch, Tatum McBee and Isabella McBee; nephews Jim Bielss and wife, Harriet, of Mineral Wells, and Vernon Bielss of Hurst; cousins, Leon Teddlie and wife, Jessie, of Whitt, and Elouise Crosslin Gay of Weatherford.
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at the funeral home; service is Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the chapel; burial will follow at Woodland Park Cemetery.
Condolences may be left at www.bcbfuneralhome.com .
Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home