Natalie Ann White
Natalie Ann White was born in Marshalltown, IA on Dec. 12, 1938. She was the daughter of Edward A. and Bernice Bissett White, the first of three children born in 2 years and 11 months.
Natalie attended Marshalltown schools: Aaron Palmer Elementary, Central Junior High and graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1956. She was very active throughout her school years and especially proud of the Bobcats 25-0, ’56 State Champion basketball team and her time as majorette of the Junior High marching band. She spent summers working at the Y camps at Riverview Park.
Natalie attended Marshalltown Junior College (MCC), earning her Associates of Arts degree before attending Drake University, graduating with her BA degree in Commercial Art and Social Work.
In the fall of 1963, Natalie moved to San Francisco, CA where she resided the rest of her life with a 45-year career as an advocate for youth in San Francisco. Later in life, she would get a degree in accounting. She was an accomplished artist, specializing in watercolors. Anyone who has one of her paintings is blessed.
Natalie loved science, birds, botany, the natural world and literature. She possessed a wealth of knowledge, an engaging sense of humor and could navigate San Francisco like it was the back of her hand.
Natalie passed away on April 8, 2019, under comfort care from complications of dementia.
Natalie is survived by her two brothers, James Edward White, of Muir Beach, CA and Denny and Mary White, of Mt. Pleasant, IA; 2 nieces, Karina Natalie White, of Sierra Madre, CA and Ariel D. White, of North Hollywood, CA; and 3 nephews, Kyle Ross and Suzy White, of Tiffin, IA, Todd David and Lisa White, of Mt. Vernon, IA and Bryan Lynn and Stephanie White, of Ft. Madison, IA. She is also survived by 10 great-nieces and nephews; Kody Ross White, Kaden Hammer White, Benjamin Hamer White, Alexander John White, Samantha Nicole White, Katelyn Elizabeth White, McKenna Marie White, Thomas Emory White, Mandalynn Cecile White and Greenley Raye White.
Natalie was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and many special aunts, uncles and cousins and her life-long friend Sandra Butler Smith.
As she requested, cremation has been afforded. A memorial service will be held at the LaMoille Congregational Church on Saturday, June 1, meeting with the family prior to service from 1-2pm. Burial of the cremains will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery, LaMoille, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the LaMoille Congregational Church.