Patsee White passed away on July 26, 2020. She was born in Nashville, Arkansas, the 14th child of James and Lila Campbell. She was 7 years old when her family moved to Springfield, Oregon where she attended school and began working as a car hop when she was just a teen.
Patsee married Harold White on Oct. 27, 1960, Harold passed away in 1994. They had three children — two sons, Kevin and Kelly White, both of Springfield, and a daughter, Kimberly Thielke, of Eugene.
Patsee was blessed with six grandchildren who were her heart.
She worked for Sacred Heart Hospital and the SHARP unit as a housekeeper for 20 years before retiring in 1996 to become a full time Grammy. Her family and friends were her world, she loved everyone she met. She was a giver, she was love, she was pure sunshine. Patsee will be remembered for her sweet smile and contagious giggle and admired for her strength and selflessness.
The family will have a small gathering to celebrate her life Saturday, Sept. 19 at noon at Island Park in Springfield.