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Sondra (Sandy) S. White

February 17, 1928 ~ August 7, 2019 (age 91)


Sandy White passed of natural causes in the comfort of her home. Born in Brooklyn, she lived in New York for the first chapter of her life. After a very successful career in Advertising, she moved to Colorado in her 30s, for a change and became a “ski bum”. She made her way to Utah for another chapter of her life where she raised her family while she pursued her many passions: music, hiking, skiing, fashion, Ballroom Dancing with Arthur Murray, the Arts - as an artist, patron, and volunteer.

Some of Sandy’s greatest joy came from her involvement with the following local organizations.

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Utah District (about 1990 to 2010)

Sandy worked with the Directors of the Utah District for over 20 years beginning with Audrey Osterreicher – greeting and signing in the singers for their scheduled audition times, directing the audience to their seats, arranging the refreshments for the reception in anticipation of the announcement of the winners by the judges, and more.

Opera Appreciation Club (about 2005 to 2014) As an active member, she was involved in encouraging new members and was the Assistant Treasurer for more than two years.

Utah Symphony Guild (about 1990 to 2012) Sandy was a constant supporter of every activity initiated by the USG. She volunteered for each event with enthusiasm.

Pioneer Theatre Guild (about 2000 to 2010) Serving as Vice President of Public Relations, Sandy was also the Chairman of the Volunteers for over five years. She supported every performance of the Pioneer Theatre Company and was an extremely active member of the Guild.

Utah Opera Guild (about 1995 to 2006) Sandy served as a Director of the Utah Opera Guild. For four years she was Vice President of Volunteer Services. For several years after she served as Vice President of Membership. She was a constant volunteer for either the Opera Boutique or the Peterson Room (Founder’s Room). She contributed her time and energy to every performance of the Utah Opera.

She loved parties, young people, new ideas, and had a gigantic zest for life. Her exuberance, generosity, graciousness, elegant style and flair are all a part of what drew people to her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Duane White, and son, David White. She is survived by her loving daughter, Lisa White, her sister, Elissa Slanger, and much extended family and friends. A private service will take place this week.

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