Laurine Rust White

Laurine Rust White, 92, of Kingsville passed away on Sept. 2, 2019, in New Braunfels. She was born on Dec. 29, 1926, in Comfort to Olivia Meckel Rust and Edwin Rust. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Bobby White; her mother, Olivia Meckel Rust; father, Edwin Rust; and brother, J.C. Rust.

After graduating from Pleasanton High School, Laurine attended Baptist Nursing School in San Antonio. She returned to Pleasanton to work, and this is where she met Bobby, a new Humble Oil employee. Humble/Exxon sent them to several locations, but Kingsville was their longest and last assignment and where they both retired. Retirement gave her time to become more active in First United Methodist Church of Bishop and various other community groups and organizations. In 1988, she was recognized as Woman of the Year by Home Extension Council of Kleberg County. After Bobby’s passing in 2007, she made the move to the new McKenna Village in New Braunfels, now known as Rio Terra.

Laurine is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Guerrant (Steve), LaNell Hamilton (Bill) and Debbie Griffith (Billy); grandchildren, Aimee Pavlicek, Tonya Ditsler, JaNel Hester, B.J. Griffith (Mary) and Andy Griffith (Jaclyn); and great-grandchildren, Madeline and Hunter Pavlicek, Maddie McPherson and Olivia Griffith.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Bishop, P.O. Box 387, Bishop, TX 78343 or the charity of your choice.

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