Jill Birgit Roner White (August 9, 1947 - October 14, 2023

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(Days 27825, Years, Months, Days 76, 2, 5)

Jill White (76) of Salt Lake City, Utah, passed away too quickly from cancer. It’s the details in life that matter. Born on August 9, 1947, in Stockholm Sweden to Arne Bertil and Birgit Elisabet Roner, Jill immigrated to the United States with her family as a baby and has called Salt Lake City her home for the majority of her life.

Jill is a woman who loves and lives in the details. Whether you’re meeting her for the first time or calling to catch up on life, she takes the time to see you. To know you. And to love you. She found a connection through sarcasm, teasing and laughing, common ground, storytelling, and simple conversations. She carried an openness and an aura around her of inclusion, curiosity, and honesty. She was elegant, even in sweats, and adored and created beauty in everything. She was an instant best friend the minute you met her and somehow, you would open up and reveal all the details about your life regardless of how reserved you are as a person. She was love personified. And you just felt it when you were with her.

The people she has loved and shared her life with are vast and diverse. From the friendly faces at the McDonald’s drive-through to the cashier at her favorite supermarket to her lifelong friends, her cherished sister, and exemplary brother, her supportive and inclusive in-laws, to her strong-minded and witty sons (Zachary White and Cameron White) and her tenacious and compassionate daughters (Lysa Smith and Gretchen Thompson) and tenderly, her eternal soulmate (Matthew R. White, son of Woodrow Devore and Emma Lavon “Bonnie” White), she relished in the details of their lives. She prioritized her relationship with all of her grandkids, each one believing they were, in fact, her favorite. Every birthday, dance, game, and lunch date was the most important event of the day. She was eagerly engaged in these moments. Her talent made each and every person she met feel special, important, and seen.

She forged a life of faith and service by simply looking up and loving in these spaces. And through her, we have felt the loving arms of a divine family, watching over us, protecting us, and cheering for us along the way.

To say she will be missed is an understatement. Simply put; the world needs more Jills. But we truly are the lucky ones. Jill gave us the greatest gift of all — her unyielding capacity to love.

Jill is survived by her husband, Matthew Ralph White, children Zachary (Hadassah) White, Lysa (Scott) Smith, Cameron (Erin) White, Gretchen (Troy) Thompson; grandchildren, Senekah (Tyson), (Lysa), Izabele (Tyler), (Lysa), Elisheva (Kohrman), (Zach), Rivka (Zach), Oliver (Lysa), Adysen (Cameron), Soyer (Lysa), Anders (Cameron), Zahava (Zach), Gage (Gretchen), Tova (Zach), Estela (Cameron), Reese (Gretchen), Pars (Cameron), Husband’s Son, Lyle (Jill) Ball, and his children; Ali, Tom, Megan, Jeremy, Merissa, Nathan. Great grandchildren, Tyler (Ali), Lucy (Ali), Leo (Senekah). Siblings, Lars (Becky) Roner, Kathy (Jeff) Thomas

Please send condolences to the family at https://www.memorialutah.com/obituaries/jill-white

Services

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Friday, Oct. 20, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1850 East 8600 South
Sandy, UT 84093

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Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1850 East 8600 South
Sandy, UT 84093

Funeral Service

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1850 East 8600 South
Sandy, UT 84093

Graveside Service

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Memorial Holladay Cemetery
4900 South Memory Lane
Holladay, UT 84117

Services Handled By

Memorial Holladay-Cottonwood Mortuary
4670 Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT

Life Story Info

Post Date

Oct 17, 2023

Personal Info

Age

76
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I am her grandniece

Olivia Thomas Nov 02, 2023

I am her grandniece

Olivia Thomas Nov 02, 2023

I didn't know Jill but since I am 73, I look at the obituaries once a week to make sure I don't know anyone. When I saw Jill's obituary, she reminds me soo much of me! By the time I saw her obit, her funeral services had already happened. Otherwise, I would have attended it! First of all, she looks like me enough to be my sister! I wasn't born in Sweden, but I am from Swedish ancestry. My birthday is also in August. And, I hope that I have some of her character traits! I would love to meet any of her family members. If anyone has a desire to meet me, you can contact me at CJ.Christensen11@gmail.com, or call me at 801-979-4500.

Carol , Centerville, UT, US Oct 30, 2023

We are very saddened to learn about Jill. She really was a bundle of joyfulness!

Our hearts go out to each of you during this time and send love and warm prayers for your family.

Cindy Lampropoulos , Salt Lake City, UT, US Oct 21, 2023

We are very saddened to learn about Jill. She really was a bundle of joyfulness!

Our hearts go out to each of you during this time and send love and warm prayers for your family.

Cindy Lampropoulos , Salt Lake City, UT, US Oct 21, 2023

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