Elouise Marie (Kennedy) White was born June 16, 1917 in Flat River to Oscar and Marie Kennedy. She just celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by her family.
She has two daughters, Carla and Patricia, two sons-in-laws, six grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. Most of them were able to attend the celebration of the "wonderful life she has lived."
White had an adventurous spirit demonstrated by things like moving to California and becoming one of the women who welded on ships during World War II.
After the early passing of her husband Carl White when she was only 49, she decided to save her money and travel the world, sometimes by herself. She traveled through Europe, rode a camel to the Pyramids of Egypt and helped transport Korean infants to the U.S. for adoption on her return trip from China.
Not only does she have a passion for adventure, she has a sense of humor and liked to joke with everyone. At the age of 95, she even sang and recorded a rap song as a Christmas present to her great grandchildren. It was the best Christmas present ever.
She lived on her own until the age of 97 when after an illness she moved in with her daughter Carla Johnson. She now resides at Country Meadows where she is treated like family by staff there and by the Preferred Hospice Care team. She is still cracking up her family and caregivers and it's no surprise her favorite song is "I did it my way."