San Francisco Chronicle - (Sunday)
Raynes Sue White
Jan 4, 1954 - April 10, 2021
Raynes Sue White, 67, passed away peacefully at home after a courageous fight against ovarian cancer since her diagnosis in 2018. Raynes was born in Fresno in 1954, spending most of her childhood growing up in Hayward. She is predeceased by her parents Leonard and Patti, as well as her beloved sisters Peggy and Denice, whom she loved dearly, often recounting cherished memories.
After graduating Tennyson High School, she continued her studies at Chabot Community College, ultimately earning her Bachelors’ of Science degree in Business/Accounting from San Francisco State University. From there, she embarked on a gratifying career with an expertise and focus on Accounting, ultimately culminating in her multi-decade role as Senior Consultant with Accounting Micro Systems.
All things animals, and particularly horses and dogs, were Raynes’ first love, with a smattering of cats thrown in and of course her beloved friends and family. She greatly enjoyed her beautiful garden and the peaceful moments it provided for relaxing and birdwatching. Over the past decade she built an extended family of friends via work, various social groups and church, all of whom supported her through her illness and helped her to maintain a positive and uplifted mindset.
Raynes also loved to travel and explore, with trips to US National Parks, a wildlife expedition to Bella Coola, Canada, and a Transatlantic cruise on the Queen Mary among her favorites. She and her dear friend Jan, whose unwavering support was instrumental as she valiantly focused on her recovery, most recently enjoyed quiet days visiting, as Raynes worked on her daily Jumble puzzle, and encouraged Jan to explore newly discovered culinary talents. Holidays and visits this past year were spent laughing and loving with family and friends over video calls, not able to connect physically but spiritually the bond was as strong as ever. Her family fondly remembers her love of Thanksgiving and Christmas, sharing family recipes and many cherished traditions.
She was a committed volunteer for causes she believed in, most notably serving for many years as Committee Leader for American Cancer Society support and fundraising group Relay for Life, San Carlos, as well as contributing to SF Jazz and KQED, in support of her love of the Arts.
Raynes is survived by her loving nephews Dan and Chris Miller, her greatnephew Travis Miller, her devoted friend Jan Eustis, and countless other friends and extended family. A small celebration of life will be held in accordance with current guidelines.
In lieu of flowers remembrances towards the American Cancer Society/ Relay for Life are greatly appreciated https://donate3 .cancer.org/?campaign=rela ydonation