Marjorie “Marge” A. White, 86, of Waveland, MS, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at the Dunbar Village Rehabilitation Center. She was a communicant of St. Clare Catholic Church in Waveland.
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Mrs. White was born in 1932 to Gustave and Mary Marnett of Union, New Jersey. Marge graduated from Union High School in 1950 and married Mr. Edwin T. Temple (deceased) of Union, NJ. After Mr. Temple’s death Marge raised her sons with the help of their grandmother and worked at various jobs including telephone operator, banquet server and Tupperware representative. She even found time to coach the CYO girls’ basketball team and enjoyed driving vacations with her mother and children.
In 1978 Marge married Mr. Robert White of Springfield, NJ, owner of a number of bus companies in Newark, NJ. The couple resided in Springfield until Mr. White’s death in 1995. Mrs. White then moved to Greenbriar at Marlboro, NJ. While in Marlboro, Mrs. White enjoyed belonging to the Monmouth Seniors Hiking Club, Symphony Club and the Navesink Garden Club, and traveling with her children and grandchildren.
In 2013 Marge decided to move to Waveland, MS to live with her son, Jamie Temple, owner of the Buttercup on Second Street restaurant in Bay St. Louis. Mrs. White acclimated to life on the Gulf Coast quickly, and she could often be seen driving her baby blue Volkswagen Beetle around Waveland and Bay St. Louis. She was a member of the Over 50 Club of St. Clare, the Bay-Waveland Garden Club, and the Buttercup (Restaurant) Breakfast Club. An avid reader, she also loved movies, cruising, train travel and dining out with family and friends.
Marge White is survived by her three sons, Thomas (and wife Neva), John (and wife Dena), and Jamie (and husband Marney Cossitt), grandchildren Forrest, Glynne and Dale, sister Lorna Ress of Pembroke Pines, FL, 6 nieces and nephews, and her beloved Dachshund, Heidi.
A mass celebrating her life will be held at a later date.