SALISBURY, Md. - Jean D.White, 87 of Salisbury, died Sunday, September 23, 2012 after a short illness. The third child of Annie T. Downing and John W. Downing, Jean Stanford Downing grew up on Park Street with her brother John Jr. (Jack) and her sister Elizabeth (Betty). After graduating from Wicomico High School, she attended Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, PA. In 1949, she married Henry "Pete" White, and they were happily married until his death in 1991. Their daughter, Kathy was born in 1950 and their son King in 1957.
Over the years, Jean volunteered at Coastal Hospice and Peninsula Regional Medical Center. In the summer, she loved the beach and spent every June in Ocean City for 30 years. In the last years of her life, she lived comfortably at Lakeside Assisted Living at Mallard Landing, where she made many friends. Jean is survived by her children and her sister, Betty Faw.
A time of calling will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 3 to 5 PM at Holloway Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Coastal Hospce & Pallative Care, 2604 Old Ocean City Rd., Salisbury, MD 21802; the Humane Society of Wicomico County, 5130 Citation Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804 or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 501 Snow Hill Rd., Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit Holloway Funeral Home's website to express condolences to the family.