Charlotte Louise White (Crenshaw)
Charlotte was born in Muskogee, Okla. March 1, 1945. She moved to California early in life. At the age of 16 she met her husband Danial Raymond White. On November 29, this year, they would have celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. Eleven months after their wedding day they were blessed with twins, a boy, Lonnie and a girl, Connie. A few years
later they were blessed again and had a baby boy named
Gregory. In 1981 Dan and Charlotte moved their family to
Ashland Oregon where they have been an integral part of the community ever since. During their many years in Southern Oregon they were very involved in the efforts of helping troubled and foster children. Over 200 children passed through their home, all of whom they cared for, loved, and shared their lives with. There were many special children and youth, but one of them changed their lives forever.
Samantha came into their lives at 18 months old. When she was 8, they were finally successful in their unwavering
attempts at adoption.
Nana to everyone, was known for her laughter and
infectious smile and everyone who knew her knew how much she loved to cook for her family and friends. Her meals were fantastic and a plate of biscuits and gravy will never taste so good again! Her home was filled with antiques and family mementos that she treasured.
On September 25, 2014 Charlotte passed away due to
complications with cancer. She leaves behind her beloved husband; her four children, Lonnie (Cathy Murnighan),
Connie Hoffman, Gregory (Llona), and Samantha; 11
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Nana shared her love unconditionally with so many and instantly brought them into her large extended family. Mia Driscoll and Patrick Merrill were two of her favorites.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Jackson County CASA in memory of Charlotte.
Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Windsor Inn Hotel conference room in
Ashland. Reception will be immediately following.