Clara White

Rapid City | Clara (Chris) Mae White passed away on May 20, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Chris was born on March 4, 1929 to John and Margaret Cretsinger on a farm near Baker, Montana.
After graduating from Baker High School in 1946, she received her RN degree from St. Patrick’s Nursing School in Missoula, MT in 1949. After graduation she worked at the Baker Hospital. She worked a couple of years before she moved to Hettinger, ND where she worked at the Hettinger Hospital. On September 4, 1953 she married David H. White and to this union three children were born: Kathy, Nancy, and John. After several years of working “on the floor,” she became a surgical nurse. After retiring from the Hettinger Hospital, Chris spent many years working with her husband, Dave, at S.C. White Hardware.
Chris was preceded in death by her husband, Dave; parents, John and Margaret; step-father, John Eichenberger; siblings, Katherine Flor, Dorothy Hufford, Ruby Manska, Helen Foster and Hollis Cretsinger.
She is survived by her children, Kathy (Dale) Hogen, Newell, SD; Nancy White, Rapid City, SD, and John White, Hettinger, ND; grandson, Tyler Hogen, Newell, SD; great grandson, Kelton Hogen, Baker, MT; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private family graveside services will be held with interment at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD. Condolences may be sent to her daughter, Nancy White, 3044 Hoefer Ave., Rapid City, SD 57701; or through the Black Hills Funeral Home website at