Barbara Elizabeth White

Barbara Elizabeth White (nee Knowlson), age 84, left her home in San Jacinto, Ca on Sunday, March 13, 2016 to be with the Lord.

She was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa., and in 1950 she married the love of her life Norman (Dave) David White. Following the birth of their three children, Barbara and Dave relocated to Orange County, Ca. to raise their family. They shared 51 years together with their happiest years spent in Anza, Ca., from 1989 up until his departure to the Lord in 2001, as they made long trips on the road touring through much of the U.S. and Canada.

Barbara was very active in the Anza Baptist Church, the Anza Thimble Club, and the Anza Chapter of VFW.

In 2003, Barbara married Delmar Johansen, and resided in San Jacinto, Ca. Del broaden Barbara’s adventurous nature beyond the continental United States and Canada as they took several ship cruises together. With Del’s passing onto the Lord in 2008, Barbara’s adventurous spirit continued with her children as she visited Germany, France, Italy, and the Holy Land.

Barbara was a loving wife, mother, devoted grandmother and great grandmother, and established many cherished friendships throughout her years.

She will be sadly missed by her three children; Vicky Wood and her husband, Michael of Dewey, Az., Christie Petersen and her husband David of Sheridan, Mo., and Michael White and his wife, Eileen of San Clemente, Ca.; and by her 19 grandchildren, Julie, Stephnie, Marybeth, Jeffrey, Kelly, Holly, Sarah, Keith, Joey, Elizabeth, Michael, Caroline, Maureen, Micheal, Jonna, Mary, Leah, Lindajoy, and Matthew; and her 25 great grandchildren.

Barbara was preceded in death by her loving sister, Marie (Bunny) Hay.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association in Barbara’s memory (

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