WHITE CAROL M. WHITE (Age 66) Of Summit Point, WV, died October 21, 2013, at her home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. She was a 12 year survivor of brain cancer. Born November 4, 1946, in New London, CT, she was the daughter of Lester J. Martin and Lyda E. (Pratt) Martin. She graduated from Smith College in 1968 and received an advanced degree from the University of Washington in 1972. She worked for U.S. Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska for 21 years, retiring as his Chief of Staff in 2002. In recognition of her work with the Senator toward passage of the Physical Education for Progress Bill, the measure was renamed the Carol M. White Physical Education Program which provides grants for innovative physical education programs to schools throughout the nation. Prior to her work in the Senate she taught school in Fall River, MA, and Waterford, CT, was the Press Secretary for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services in Juneau, AK, and was the Development Director for the public radio station and Administrative Director for the Senior Citizens Center in Kodiak, AK. She was a lifelong member of the League of Women Voters, serving on their State Board in Alaska. She also served on the Board of the Mount Vernon (VA) Unitarian Church and has been a member of the Frederick (MD) and Fairfax (VA) Unitarian Universalist Congregations. An avid reader, an excellent writer, a talented knitter, an accomplished photographer, Carol also had a passionate interest in equestrian programs. She was treasurer of the Commonwealth Dressage and Combined Training Association in VA and a member of the U.S. Eventing Association, a national service organization dedicated to educating riders, trainers and others involved in equestrian events. After her retirement from government service she became co-owner of Last Frontier Farm, a horse training facility in Summit Point, WV. She was married to Captain George P. White, Jr., U.S. Coast Guard (retired), for 46 years. Along with her husband, she is survived by a son, Timothy R. White of San Diego, CA, a daughter, Sharon L. White of Summit Point, WV, and a brother, Philip C. Martin of Hooksett, NH. Her parents and two brothers, Robert W. Martin and Alan P. Martin, are deceased. Family and friends will gather at Last Frontier Farm to celebrate Carol's life. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401, or The Brain Tumor Center at Duke, DUMC Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710. Arrangements are being handled by Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville, VA. To view the obituary and send condolences online, please visit www.endersandshirley.comwww.endersandshirley.com
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Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 23, 2013