Dr. Charon Leigh Brinning White

  • "One year and still missed by many."
    - Linda Watt
  • "Charon and I became friends at Tufts..I will always..."
    - Maureen Melanson
  • "Dr. White, Mallory, and family, I'm so sorry for your..."
    - Allison Boyne
  • "Charon was such a good friend when we were growing up. I..."
    - Kimberlee Taylor
  • "Wow, I remember having middleschool sleep overs with Lynn..."

Dr. Charon Leigh Brinning White, aged 60 and a 33 year resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado passed away July 21, 2013, after a long illness.

Daughter of the late Dr. Robert James Brinning and Marilyn Hill Brinning, Charon was born and raised in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. She majored in Fine Arts at Tufts University in 1974 and went on to obtain a doctorate degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1978.

Charon married Dr. Winston Sumner White in September of 1978 and moved to Colorado the following year to practice dentistry. Among her many talents and interests, Charon loved to garden, paint, ski, travel and enjoy the outdoors.

She is survived by her mother, Marilyn (Naples, Florida); husband, Winston (Colorado Springs, Colorado); sister, Lynn Brinning Hahn and husband Dr. Robert Hahn (Doss, Texas); brother, David Brinning (Naples, Florida); and three children, Dr. Caitlin White and husband Dr. Emilio Argüello (Denver, Colorado), Robert White (New York, New York) and Mallory White (Denver, Colorado). She is predeceased by her father and her brother, Robert James Brinning, Jr. She will be missed by many.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests the following options for donations in Charon's memory:

The American Brain Tumor Association 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Suite 550 Chicago, IL 60631 In support of research funding and patient service programs.

Bemis Scholarship Fund Attn: Tom Jackson 30 West Dale Street Colorado Springs, CO Phone: 719.477.4344 In support of scholarships for art students who would otherwise be unable to attend art classes.

The Melvin Turner Trust Headstart - Community Partnership for Child Development Attn: Community Relations 2330 Robinson Street Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904 635-1536 x219 Mary Skatberg Funded by the Colorado Springs Dental Society to provide dental care for Head Start children and their siblings.
Published in The Gazette on July 23, 2013