Nora was the cherished wife of Charles Lyle White; loving mother of Gordon White, Susan Brown, and Lisa Abbott; devoted grandmother of David, Ed, and Andrew White; Ben and Hannah Brown; and Caroline and Chloe Abbott; and proud great-grandmother of Connor and Ethan White. She also had two dear sisters, Nancy Courtney and Mary Gordon Webber.
Nora was a longtime and active member of Vienna Presbyterian Church where she was known for her strong and abiding faith and her commitment to sharing it through teaching. She had a deep bond with her friends and treasured them as an extension of her family.
Nora died peacefully on October 5, 2012. Funeral services will be held on October 11 at 1 p.m. at Vienna Presbyterian Church in Vienna, VA. Donations may be made to Heifer International at

Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 9, 2012