- July 7, 1925 - June 6, 2013
- Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
of Eileen's Passing
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EILEEN "LEE" LUTZ WHITE Eileen Lutz White died at her home on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina on Thursday, June 6, 2013 surrounded by her family. A committal service for her was held two days later. Eileen ("Lee") Eugenie Lutz was born of immigrant parents in Jersey City, New Jersey on July 7, 1925. Among the highlights of her high school years was marching down Fifth Avenue in New York City as a majorette leading the school band. She attended Colby Junior College in New Hampshire and the Maryland College for Women, after which time she worked as a flight attendant for American Airlines. On one of her American Airline flights, a young Howard Hughes showed her the design for his new airplane. More importantly, on another flight, she met her husband-to-be, Erksine ("Skip") White, Jr. They raised three children in Barrington, Rhode Island, and retired to Hilton Head Island in 2001. Theirs was a close partnership for 63 years, ending only when "till death do us part." Lee White was an active volunteer in numerous organizations including the Junior League of Providence, the Handicraft Club of Providence, the Rhode Island School of Design where she served as a docent, and The Barrington Congregational Church, where she was a deacon and Sunday school teacher. Although she was married to an avid and skilled golfer, it was Lee who earned the membership in the "Hole-in-One Club" at the Bear Creek Golf Club on Hilton Head, which was the source of much family ribbing throughout the years, Lee also loved playing Bridge with her friends on the island. Lee is survived by her husband, and three children: a son, Kim White of Nashville, Tennessee and daughters Carol W. Wolfe of Hilton Head Island, and Cathy Fields of Naples, New York. She also Left behind eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Donations are being accepted and may be made in her memory to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, PO Box 3827, Bluffton, SC 29910. The Island Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. www.theislandfuneralhome.com.