Family Login:

Share This Obituary

Memories & Candles

“I was devastated to learn of Lyn's passing when I was at this year's Harvest Fair. I met Lyn at the 2nd Harvest Fair (1974) shortly after I moved to...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Linda Colvin - Becket, MA

“To Lyn's Family,About 61 years ago when we were young, we bought a small home on Bay Rd. This is when we met Lyn and Ed White. They were wonderful...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Annette and Bud Rollins - FL

“I didn't know Lyn, but knew of her good work in Easton. My cousin, the late Nancy Tibbetts, was her friend, and she always spoke so highly of her as...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Judy Sabin - Easton, MA

“To the family of Lyn White we offer our sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mom and Grandmother. You can be proud of all she accomplished in her...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Harry Kruysman - Newfield, NJ

“We were fortunate to get to know Lyn and Ed at Unity Church. We have happy memories of Lyn and Ed on church canoe trips and graciously hosting...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Sarah Monego - East Thetord, VT

“Lyn and Ed were part of our Lambdin Drive Gang here in Sun City Center, FL.Juan and I will always remember our wonderful dinners and stimulating...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Ursula Kerins - Sun City Center, FL

“I remember great experinces with Lyn and Ed, the last one being a hike to a waterfall near Stow, VT. As my brother Ken said, they were "bright lights...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: David LaPensee - Tampa, FL

“Lyn was a very enthusiastic environmentalist who cared about the Town of Easton and the need to protect its land and water resources. I feel very...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Wayne Southworth - Easton

“So sorry to hear of your moms passing Jen. Let me know if you need anything ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Leslie Heine - Scituate, MA

“Ross and I are very sorry to hear of Lyn's passingPlease know your in our thoughts and prayers ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Susan And Ross Henderson - GA

“Lyn was so sweet. kind, loving, thoughtful and intelligent. So glad to have known her and to have had the opportunity to spend time with her and Ed....Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Nancy & Sheila Gonzalez Lynch - FL

Heart Emblem

MIDDLEBORO----Lyn White, 81, of Middleboro, formerly of Easton, died peacefully on September 4, 2019, after a brief illness. She was married to Ed White for 62 years, and was the mother of Jennifer (Joseph) Heine of Hanson and Christopher (Meg) White of Pennsylvania. Lyn was the proud grandmother of Thomas Heine of Hanson and Drew and Alex White of Pennsylvania. Predeceased by her brothers, R. Howard Smith and Dr. David Smith, she leaves her sisters-in-law Genevieve Smith of Connecticut, Wanda Higgins of California, and Christine Bara of California, along with her nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Born September 17, 1937 in Paterson New Jersey, Lyn was the daughter of the late Ona M. and Walter B. Smith. She was raised in Bloomingdale, NJ, and graduated from Butler High School. She earned her undergraduate degree magna cum laude (Phi Beta Kappa) from Wheaton College and worked toward her master's degree at Antioch New England.

Lyn wanted to make a difference in the world and leave it a better place, and that she did. In 1967, the Wheaton Farm property in Easton was going to be sold and developed into among other things, possibly an airport. Lyn helped to organize and lead a group of concerned community members to preserve the farm. They worked diligently to raise the funds needed for the Town of Easton to buy the property for future generations to enjoy. Thus began Lyn's career in the environmental movement. When the Natural Resources Trust (NRT) of Easton was founded in 1967, Lyn became its first president. For this, she very proudly accepted the Massachusetts Audubon "A" award in 1970, given "in recognition of meritorious action having concern for the face of the land, the quality of the environment, and the meaningfulness of the living experience for those in generations to come." Lyn served on the board of the NRT until 1979. During this time, she was instrumental in the NRT's acquisition of the much-loved Sheep Pasture property, and in the start of its acclaimed environmental education programs. During this time, Lyn also helped other towns to establish land trusts.

Lyn continued to work in the environmental field, completing public outreach and education projects for Massachusetts Audubon and The Conversation Law Foundation, and serving as Executive Director of the Neponset River Watershed Association. She remained a participant in local environmental efforts.

After their retirement, Lyn and Ed enjoyed many hiking, camping and canoe trips, travelling around the United States in their Cesna airplane after they both learned to fly it. More recently they became snow birds, enjoying winters in Sun City Center, Florida.

A celebration of Lyn's life will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. in the Unity Church, 9 North Main St, No. Easton, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lyn's name may be made to the Natural Resources Trust of Easton, PO Box 188, North Easton, MA 02356.

Arrangements are by Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Easton. For directions or condolences visit