Obituary: Janis Cabbell White Dec. 16, 1937 – Aug. 23 2022 

JANIS ANN CABBELL WHITE Dec. 16, 1937 – Aug. 23 2022 

Janis Ann Cabbell White (Jan) was born in Borger, TX Dec. 16, 1937 and passed from this earth Tuesday, Aug. 23 at the age of 84.

She graduated from Borger High School in 1954. She attended West Texas State University, in Canon TX for 2 years. She wasn’t sure what she wanted to do for a career so she decided to go to beauty school in Amarillo, TX to be able to help put herself through dental hygiene school in Dallas.

She graduated from Baylor Dental Hygiene school in 1961. After this, she was looking for “adventure” and Los Alamos sounded like a good spot. She and a friend from dental hygiene school had made plans to go to Hawaii and work for a year but they had to save some money first. Her friend took a job in Florida and Jan took the job in Los Alamos. Jan met her future husband Roy White in her dental chair. Her friend met her future husband in Florida then the Hawaii plans fell through. She and Roy were married Aug. 18, 1962. They had two sons. Jeff was born in 1964 and Ed was born in 1966. 

Jan was an active member of the New Mexico Dental Hygiene Association. She was also president of the Sombrillo Nursing home Auxiliary, a member of the NRA, and an active member of the Pajarito Church of Christ.

Roy and Jan loved to camp and spent lots of time outdoors. They also loved to dance and spent many evenings at community dances. Their favorite dance was “Waltz Across Texas”. They loved to hunt and fish together and traveled extensively. Some of their favorite places were Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Hawaii, and most of the states in the Western and Southern US. One of their most memorable trips was a round trip drive to Alaska. 41 days of beauty and enjoyment. But probably their favorite place was the family cabin on the Brazos River outside of Chama, NM. Many wonderful memories were made there with her family. 

Jan loved to garden, a love she got from her mother. She had some beautiful flowers, but never thought they were quite good enough. One of her passions was scrapbooking. She made scrapbooks for her sons and daughter in-laws’ weddings. She had also finished or was in the process of making a scrapbook for all of her grandkids.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Jack and Clara Cabbell, and her brothers John and Jim Cabbell.

She is survived by her husband Roy, her son Jeff and his wife Jill, and their children Julia, Caleb, and Joanna, her son Ed and his wife Jenny, and his children Mac and Hank.

There will be a memorial service for Jan next Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022 at 1 p.m. at the Christian Church of Los Alamos at 92 East Road.

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