Tressie Marie White ©2021 Tahlequah Daily Press
June 1, 2011
Submitted by:Jo Aguirre
TAHLEQUAH — Funeral services for Tressie Marie White will be held on Friday, June 3, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Hulbert, with Rev. Glen Rowan officiating.
Honorary pallbearers for Tressie include her grandsons and great-grandsons, Brian White, David Stubbs, Michael White, Matthew White, Nathan Rowan, Kade Korte, Kale Brashear, Korbin Brashear, Tyler White, Blake White, and Beck Banta.
Tressie Marie White was born on Jan. 13, 1918, in Bristow. She is the daughter of Louis and Ruffie Farmer.
She married the love of her life, Nathan Dennis White, on Feb. 7, 1935. This union was blessed with three sons and two daughters.
Tressie loved life and made the most of what she had.
She was a dairy farmer, helping to milk 120 heads, twice, daily. She fed her family off of the large gardens she produced yearly, and canned her own produce.
An artist in the kitchen, no one rivaled her deep dish apple pies or her fried peach pies.
She took what she had available and made the best dinners for her family and friends to enjoy.
Her husband, Dennis, was an evangelist, and Tressie stood by him and helped in spreading the gospel.
The children's choir sang anthems on Sunday under her guidance. She taught Vacation Bible School, and also taught the youth Sunday school. She would gather the youth at her garage and throw parties for them. Tressie constantly encouraged the youth to attend church and walk with God. Tressie was kind and loving, there were no strangers in her home, only new friends.
When she had spare time, Tressie enjoyed quilting, crocheting, reading books, working puzzles, watching sports, and game shows.
Her beloved Dennis passed in 1995. Tressie continued her gardening and work until her retirement, in 2000.
Tressie spent her time with the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who were so special in her life.
On May 30, 2011, in Muskogee, the Lord called Tressie to her eternal home. She was 93 years old. She will be greatly missed by her family and the many lives she has encouraged along the way.
Tressie is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, Dorothy James, Idell Smith, and Verba Farmer; and one brother, Loyal Farmer.
Her survivors include her five children, Eldon White and wife Jacque of California, Glenda Stubbs and husband Robert of Fort Gibson, Janelda Bilby and husband Dan of Hulbert, Dale White and wife Barbara of Hulbert, and Rev. Allen White and wife Pat of Houston, Texas. Her legacy lives on in her 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one sister, Wilma Vaughn of Hulbert; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends and loved ones.
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