Mrs. Margaret "Mac" Ann White (McClarren) died after a lengthy illness on Friday, March 23, 2018 in Bryan, Texas at the age of 92.
Margaret is survived by three daughters, Coral Floyd and husband, Manson Lee Floyd of Houston, Texas, Rebecca Vajdak and husband, Roy Walter Vajdak of Temple, Texas and Dr. Heather White, of College Station, Texas. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Dr. Rachel Mohr and Aaron Johnson of Morgantown, West Virginia, Madeline Trent and husband. Matthew Trent of Johnson City, Tennessee, Sgt Cameron Mohr and wife, Katie Mohr of Hope Mills, North Carolina, Nathan Floyd and wife, Amy of Houston, Texas and two great-granddaughters, Emmalyn Trent and Payton Mohr. She is also survived by brother, Robert McClarren of Perrysburg, Ohio. She is preceded in death by husband, Dr. Adair Wayne White, Jr., and parents Dresden William Howard McClarren and wife, Norma Leona Whiteman McClarren. Margaret Ann White was born on January 15, 1926 in Bloomville, Ohio to Howard and Norma McClarren. She graduated from Westerville High School, in Westerville Ohio, and Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD in 1947 with a degree in Nursing. She married Wayne in 1949 after meeting him at Johns Hopkins. Upon moving to Texas, Margaret worked in nursing as her husband finished his residency and began his practice. The couple was blessed with three daughters in the next 11 years. Working beside her husband at the family ranch in Leon County and in his medical office when needed, they built a life together. Retiring to College Station in 1982, they operated the Parkway Medical Clinic. She was holding his hand when he left this earth in 1992.
Margaret had owned two different quilt businesses in her life, The Quilt Patch in Houston, Texas and the Needle Ark in Rosenberg, Texas. She taught hundreds of students and enjoyed seeing them at various quilt shows later in her life. Margaret and Wayne loved gardening and had huge gardens everywhere they lived. A 65 year member of the Federated National Garden Clubs, she was most active in A&M Garden Club. Margaret served for many years as a Precinct Chairman for the Republican Party in Brazos County, Election Judge and Clerk. A frequent delegate to the state convention, she worked since 1949 to grow the Republican Party in Texas. Margaret was also a member of the La Villita Chapter of the DAR. Always active with youth, Margaret was a registered Girl Scout for over 30 years, giving thousands of hours of volunteering to the San Jacinto Council in Houston. She worked with the 4-H, PTA, thrift stores, feeding the hungry and countless neighborhood improvement projects. She was an active and dedicated member of the Methodist faith, attending St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, Houston, Chapelwood Methodist Church, Houston and Christ United Methodist, College Station. She was active in Churchwomen United and the United Methodist Women throughout her life.
An unstoppable source of strength and encouragement, her grandchildren enjoyed seeing the world with their traveling "Mimi". She helped them to attend camps, enrichment programs and reach their full potential. Education was important to Mimi and her grandchildren made her very proud
A visitation is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 at Hillier Funeral Home in College Station. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, march 28 at the Chapel of the Angels at Forest Park Lawndale in Houston, Texas, with internment to follow at 12:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Margaret's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the A&M Garden Club.
The family would like to thank Crestview staff and volunteers and Brazos Valley Hospice for their care and dedication.