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Janet Dareice White

November 23, 1940 January 18, 2024
Janet Dareice White
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Janet Dariece White, passed away on January 18, 2024, at the Jackson County Memorial Hospital in Altus, Oklahoma at the age of eighty-three. 

On November 23, 1940, Ancil Paul and Gladys (Shaw) Gifford rejoiced at the birth of their daughter, Janet Dareice Gifford. Janet was raised on the family farm in Greer County, Oklahoma, and from an early age, Janet learned the value of hard work. Janet attended all twelve grades at City View School in Greer County and graduated from high school in 1958. Janet was always a hard worker. She started working on the farm when she could walk and continued to work diligently throughout her life. She worked at Craterville Amusement Park at Quartz Mountain State Park, then the Franklin Hotel in Mangum. She also worked for Chevalley Moving and Storage for over thirty years, Janet was a packer and then a supervisor. Upon her retirement, she started working for Southwest Transit as a transit driver. She drove from Altus to Elk City and back. While attending a social gathering on December 28, 1996, she ran into an old classmate, Elbert Eugene White. As Elbert tells it, he asked Janet out in High school which she politely declined. In 1996, Janet finally accepted the offer for a date. Elbert and Janet were united in holy matrimony on February 10, 1997, at Quartz Mountain State Park. Janet was a devoted mother, grandmother, wife and sister. She loved her family greatly and enjoyed being around them every moment she could. She also enjoyed camping, dancing, fishing, and gardening. She also loved to go to Braums for diet Cokes, she said “it’s only good if it comes from Braums.” Janet leaves a legacy of hard work and to dedication to her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Mary and Sandy.

Left to honor Janet’s memory are her loving husband Elbert Eugene White; her daughter Theresa and husband David Locke, her son, David and wife Christine; brother, Jerald Gifford and wife Janet, Glen Gifford and wife Dana; sisters, Shirley Wardrop, Linda Self, Arline Thompson, and Debbie Buchanan, brothers-in-law Mitchell Bolin and Clarence Hopingardner; Stepchildren, Rick White and wife Tara, Ronnie White and wife Kristie, Randy White and wife Nicole; Grandchildren, Stanley Locke and wife Jessica, Charlotte Woods and husband Barry, Justin Miller, Derek Miller and wife Sophia, Laynie Clark and husband Mitchell, Madyson Boddy, Tanner White and wife Taylor, Brandie Wilson, Carly Brewer and wife Faith Brewer, McKenna White, Morgan White, Coy McCoy, Macy McCoy; great-grandchildren, Killian Locke, Kenna Alday, Myllie Clark, Leighton White, Natasha Brewer, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, last but not least her jack russell terrier, P.J.

The White family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, January 21, 2024, at Greer Funeral Home, Mangum, Oklahoma.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2024, at Trinity Baptist Church, Mangum, Oklahoma with interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Mangum, Oklahoma.

Funeral services have been entrusted to Greer Funeral Home, Mangum, Oklahoma.

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6:00 PM 1/21/2024 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/21/2024 8:00:00 PM
Greer Funeral Home

235 South Pennsylvania
Mangum, OK 73554

Greer Funeral Home
235 South Pennsylvania Mangum 73554 OK
United States





2:00 PM 1/22/2024 2:00:00 PM
Trinity Baptist Church

1812 N Pennsylvania Ave
Mangum , OK 73554

Trinity Baptist Church
1812 N Pennsylvania Ave Mangum 73554 OK
United States

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