Helene Buckhantz White, 82, passed away at her home in Marietta on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, after a brief struggle with abdominal cancer.

Mrs. White, daughter of the late Doris Woolf Buckhantz and the late Chester Buckhantz, was born in Washington, D.C., in 1934. She grew up in South Florida and attended the University of Florida and the University of Maryland. She married Alan, her husband of 60 years, in 1956. She lived the greater part of her life in the Washington area, where she raised two children, Steven and Betsy. She moved to the Atlanta area in 1991 and lived here for the remainder of her life. A vivacious, charismatic woman, Helene was an accomplished painter and sculptor and was active in animal rights causes. She was beloved by all the many members of her extended family and was the life of any party the family ever had.

She is survived by her husband, Alan. She is also survived by her two children, Steven (Ann-Sheryl) of Highland Park, N.J., and Betsy of Milton; sister Lynda Sens (Alan) of Boynton Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren; and many other devoted family members.

Sign the online guestbook at www.edressler.com. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Helene’s memory be made to Best Friends Animal Society, P.O. Box 567, Kanab, UT 84741; Marine Mammal Center, 2000 Bunker Road, Fort Cronkite, Sausalito, CA 94965-2619; or the American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, 28 Arrandale Ave., Great Neck, NY 11024. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.