Lola Francis Clevenger White


Lola Francis Clevenger White, 87, died April 30, 2003 in Payson. She was born April 1, 1916 in Cedar City, Utah.

Mrs. White was raised in Mesa, Ariz. where she married the love of her life, E.G., and where all five of their children were born.

Her life was devoted to her husband and family. She spent many hours supporting the PTA, going to her sons' ball games, being the school class mother, sewing beautiful western shirts for her husband and sons, making quilts, canning and helping her daughter with singing lessons. She was a wonderful cook, winning a pie baking contest at the state fair. She supported her husband in his general contracting business by home decorating and real estate transactions.

Mrs. White was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While living in Mesa, she served in the Alma Ward as a teacher, Relief Society president and on the Relief Society stake board. When E.G. retired in 1972, they moved to Payson.

She will be fondly remembered and missed. She acted as a confidant and a counselor to friends and family alike.

Survivors include her children, Lela (Lee) Overson, Phil (Judy) White, Randy (Pattie) White, and Bob (Pam) White; her sister, Alice Sliger; her brother, Ernest (Dot) Clevenger; 27 grandchildren and 67 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ezra Geddis, and their infant son, Raymond.

There will be a viewing at 9 a.m., followed by funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday, May 5 at the Payson LDS Chapel. The grave dedication will be at 2 p.m. at the Mesa Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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