Frankfort – Ada Ellen White, 89, passed away peacefully August 12, 2012 at a Bangor hospital surrounded by her loving family. Ada was born in Prospect May 30, 1923 to Roy H. and Elizabeth (Clark) Staples.
Ada grew up in Frankfort where she attended schools and was a graduate of Frankfort High School. She then attended Bangor School of Commerce. She was a devoted homemaker, not only raising her four sons and taking care of the home but working on the family farm as well. She was a wonderful cook, baker, and could crochet most anything. She was a faithful member of the North Searsport United Methodist Church where she spent hours preparing for church suppers, enjoyed attending the Women's group, and hosting theThursday night prayer group. Ada's greatest passion was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren alike. Ada will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend.
Ada is survived by her four loving sons, Derek A. White and wife Katherine who Ada thought of as the daughter she never had of Winterport, Devon White of Big Sky, Montana, Derwin White and wife Babette of Jefferson, and Drexell White and Gayle Koyanagi of Northport; a step son Richard; a step daughter, Terrie; her sister, Evelyn Kingsbury of Frankfort; grandchildren, Darren, Jason, and Jennifer White, Erica and James Archer, Matthew White and wife Avery, and Benjamin White; great grandchildren, Kevin White, Tyler Norris, Christine White, Maverick White, Garrett White, Shianne White, Taya Archer and Carter White; step great grandchildren, Tre Archer, Blake Archer, Catherine Motley, and Tom Boucher; a special daughter in law, Karen Shute; cousins Norris and Judy Staples, and a very special niece, Colleen Mitchell who the family thanks for her wonderful care, as well as other nieces, nephews and cousins. Ada was predeceased by her parents, her husband Alden R. White, Jr., and by a brother in law Dan Kingsbury.
A graveside service to celebrate Ada's life will be held 10 A.M. Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Pilgrim's Home Cemetery, Haley Road, Monroe with Pastor Stephen MacLeod officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ada's honor may be made to the North Searsport United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 169, Searsport, ME 04974. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Avenue, Hampden. Messages of condolence and memories may be shared through www.hampdengilpatrick.com.