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Mahala Dawn (Adams) White

July 15, 1988 ~ June 4, 2018 (age 29)

Mahala D. (Adams) White was born on July 15, 1988 in Richland, Washington to parents, Weslie and Karen Palmer Adams. She died on June 4, 2018 at her home in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 29 years. Mahala was raised and attended school in Umatilla, Oregon. She was a standout athlete, participating in volleyball and basketball. Mahala graduated from Umatilla High School in the class of 2006. She married Darrin White on March 7, 2011 in Umatilla, Oregon. Mahala was a talented artist in both painting and drawing. She enjoyed baking, going hunting with the hounds in the mountains, and most of all spending time taking care of her two beautiful children teaching them to be kind and loving. Mahala was the best at retelling stories about everyday life and adventures. She always wanted a celebration to be memorable whether it was a birthday, Christmas or her favorite Halloween, she would plan for months to make it fun for everyone.   

She is survived by her husband: Darrin White, Hermiston, OR; daughter: Adelyn White, Hermiston, OR; son: Roy White, Hermiston, OR; parents: Weslie and Karen Adams, Umatilla, OR; sister: Lisa (Adams) Bennett; brothers: Daniel, Benjamin, Jacob, Matthew, Jared & Ethan Adams; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.     

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston, Oregon.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.

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