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Marguerite Capps White
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 14, 2010

Marguerite Capps White, 86, of Austin, died peacefully in Austin on June 29, 2010, with her family at her side after an extended illness.

She was born October 15, 1923, near Pontotoc, Mason County, Texas, to Clarence Willis and Ella (Baxter) Capps.

She graduated from Mason High School in 1940, and attended John Tarleton College. After serving in the WAVES during World War II, she went on to graduate from the University of Texas. In 1950, she went on a blind date to a canasta party with medical student Ben Henson White, who became her loving and devoted husband of 59 years.

Marguerite had many interests which included spending time with her friends and family, reading, and politics. She was a member of the Austin Shakespeare Club, Austin Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, and the Congregational Church of Austin.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Bernard Capps. She is survived by her husband, and two sons, Carl White and wife Sally Stabler, of Denver, Colorado, and Carter (Cappy) White and wife Lillian Salcido, of Davis, California, grandsons David White and Evan White, granddaughter Maya Salcido White, brother C.W. Capps, Jr., and wife Lugenia Capps of Pontotoc, Texas, and many other loving family and friends.

A memorial service is tentatively scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday, July 18, 2010. Donations in lieu of flowers may be given to the Children’s Hospital of Austin or to the Congregational Church of Austin.

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