Harding White, Barbara

Harding White, Barbara

Barbara Harding White passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. She was 87 years old. She was born in Gaithersburg, Maryland on November 9, 1933 and was the daughter of Marie Briggs Harding and Brawner Zachariah Harding. She is predeceased by her parents and her oldest sister, Anna Marie Harding Perrell. She is survived by a sister, Gloria Harding Howard and her husband Norman and her brother Robert Harding and his wife Nancy and a brother-in-law, Washington White Jr.

Barbara was a proud graduate of Gaithersburg High School ’51 where she met the love of her life and her husband, Charles Thomas White. They both graduated from Western Maryland College ’55 (McDaniel College), They married on August 25, 1955 and were married for 55 years. Charley passed away on May 15, 2011. Together they have four daughters, Carol Kamp (Mike), Debbie Bennett (Barry), Julie White (Albert Burns) and Mary Helmick (Kevin). She was very proud to be called Oma by her seven grandchildren, Bradley Bennett (Maddie), Jenna Kamp, Kyle Helmick (Cassidy), Cory Bennett, Dylan Bennett, Natalie Helmick, Charley Burns and her two great grandchildren, Easton Bennett and Emery Bennett.

Barbara will be remembered for her dedication to many community related clubs or organizations in and around the Town of Laytonsville and Montgomery County. She was a long time member of the Laytonsville Lions Club, the local Woman’s Club, the local Garden Club, and the Laytonsville Historical

Society, as well as being a member of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church and their Ladies Guild and the PEO Sisterhood. She was a local 4H leader for over 20 years and also served as the volunteer town clerk for Laytonsville while her husband served as the mayor. She held many offices in these organizations and enjoyed organizing and supporting events that brought people together or supported the local community.

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