Betty Louise White of Roy celebrated her 90th birthday on Dec. 7 during an open house at her home with her family and close friends.
The oldest of two children, she was born on Dec. 8, 1923, to Oris John Williams and Vera Louise Shipley of Ogden.
While attending Ogden High School, she met Harold White, and they were seniors together. Both graduated in May 1941. When World War II began, he volunteered for the U.S. Marine Corps on Dec. 7, 1941, and was attached to the 2nd Mormon Battalion on Aug. 19, 1942. They drove to San Diego and were married on Nov. 2, 1942, at the home of his friend. While in San Diego, he served with the Marines and received care for his injuries from the war. She worked for McKesson & Robbins to help make ends meet during these times. Later they returned to Ogden. Their vows were solemnized on Sept. 2, 1953, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple.
Their children and spouses are Larry Eugene and Lillian White, David Oris and Judy White, and Mike and Maureen Dame. They have eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren with a great-great-grandchild on the way.
She spent most of her life in the Ogden area. She has worked for Woolworth and Licoa Insurance, retiring after 14 years with Sears. She also spent much of her time working in church callings from Primary to being stake Relief Society president. She spent much time working on family history and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.