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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 ydonation

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