JUNCTION ? Sara White Ringling, 75, of Junction, Texas, passed from this life and joined her family in heaven on Friday, March 1, 2013. She was born Aug. 25, 1937, in Sarasota, Fla., to Edwin James White and Eleanor Higel White-Scott.

Sara made homes in Sarasota, Fla., Bangs and Junction. Sara was married to Charles Ringling, who preceded her in death in July 2012. Sara was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Edwin “Jimmy” White; two sons, Scott Allen and George Parke; and one granddaughter, Candy.

Those left to honor and cherish her memory and celebrate her life are her sisters, Edwina Lockwood and husband Wayne, Cindy Naughton and husband Dennis; brother, Gordon “Gordy” White and wife Tina; uncle, Harry Higel and wife Margaret; her children, David Goodwin, Marie Armes and husband Clay, Kirk Ringling, Charles Ringling II and wife Kelley; grandchildren, David “Bear” Terrell II, Keeley Armes, Keisha Jones, Blake and Shawn; great-grandchildren, Chance, Brittney, Addison, Jase, Kevin and Conner; nieces, Laura Campbell, Teal Fowler, Tiffany White, Kristie, Katie and Allison Naughton; and nephew, Charlie Campbell.

Sara attended Sarasota High School where she was center ring for Sailor Circus in the trapeze and revolving ladder. She performed at the reunion marking the 25th anniversary of Sailor Circus in 1974. Sara traveled with her husband Charles to Russia, South America and the Dominican Republic on missionary trips, handing out thousands of Bibles and sharing her faith to all who would listen. Together, they also traveled to Israel. She never met a stranger and made countless friends that will mourn her loss, but celebrate her life, and who were blessed by her friendship. Sara’s generosity was limitless when it came to supporting anything her grandchildren were involved in, or wherever she saw a need. She gave not only money, but her time and effort. Sara was a shrewd business woman as many can attest to if ever having to make a deal with her. These words sum up the life of Sara White-Ringling…..

“Life is hard sometimes, crazy, mixed up, messed up and there you are in the middle of it all, just do your thing… being strong and brave and beautiful like it’s no big deal, but let me tell you... it is. Not everyone can do what you can do. Not everyone can handle things the way you can. I will tell you a little secret… While you wonder sometimes if you’re doing okay… The rest of us are just watching in wonder.”

The family invites you to leave a message or memory at www.kimblefuneralhometx.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Kimble Funeral Home, (325) 446-3076.