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Kenneth White

, 81, died at his home March 29, 2006, on the family farm east of Sutherland with his wife of 55 years, Lorraine, and his family by his bedside.

He was born April 28, 1924, in Sutherland, and was the second son of Charles R. and Eva (Cox) White.

He graduated from Sutherland High School in 1942. Following graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy, served at Hickam Field in Hawaii as an aviation machinist, and received an honorable discharge in June of 1946. He returned home to Sutherland and worked at his father’s store, Charles R. White Hardware. Later they formed Charles R. White & Son and operated a farm and livestock business until 1975. During the late 1970s he worked for Austin Power and operated machinery during the construction of the Gerald Gentleman Power Station. After completion of the power station he worked for the Lincoln County Department of Roads until his retirement in 1991.

He married Lorraine D. Moser in LaSalle, Colo., on Oct. 15, 1950, and they had two children – James Kenton White and Susan Marie White. They raised them on the farm they loved and on which both continued to reside.

He was an outdoorsman who loved his family, dogs, ranching, hunting, Canadian fishing trips, and rodeos. He was a 65 year member of the Sutherland Presbyterian Church and served on various committees. He was also an active member of the Masonic Lodge, the Tehama Shrine, and a 60-year member of the American Legion. Always involved in his community, he served on the church board, Natural Resource District, Sutherland School Board, and hospital board. He was also a volunteer fireman for many years and gave his fellow firemen a thrill every time he drove the fire truck.

He was a true western gentleman, always available to his friends and neighbors with a smile and a helping hand. He was very proud of his children and dearly loved his granddaughter’s Eva and Atlee. He shared many lifelong friendships. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his son, Jim, and his many good friends.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine; son, Jim (Roxanne) and their daughter, Eva of Baytown, Texas; daughter, Susan (J.R.) Witt and their daughter, Atlee of Denver, Colo.; sister, LaVonne Meyers of Chicago, Ill.; sister-in-law, Nelda White of Kansas City, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother, Marvin.

, 81, died at his home March 29, 2006, on the family farm east of Sutherland with his wife of 55 years, Lorraine, and his family by his bedside.

He was born April 28, 1924, in Sutherland, and was the second son of Charles R. and Eva (Cox) White.

He graduated from Sutherland High School in 1942. Following graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy, served at Hickam Field in Hawaii as an aviation machinist, and received an honorable discharge in June of 1946. He returned home to Sutherland and worked at his father’s store, Charles R. White Hardware. Later they formed Charles R. White & Son and operated a farm and livestock business until 1975. During the late 1970s he worked for Austin Power and operated machinery during the construction of the Gerald Gentleman Power Station. After completion of the power station he worked for the Lincoln County Department of Roads until his retirement in 1991.

He married Lorraine D. Moser in LaSalle, Colo., on Oct. 15, 1950, and they had two children – James Kenton White and Susan Marie White. They raised them on the farm they loved and on which both continued to reside.

He was an outdoorsman who loved his family, dogs, ranching, hunting, Canadian fishing trips, and rodeos. He was a 65 year member of the Sutherland Presbyterian Church and served on various committees. He was also an active member of the Masonic Lodge, the Tehama Shrine, and a 60-year member of the American Legion. Always involved in his community, he served on the church board, Natural Resource District, Sutherland School Board, and hospital board. He was also a volunteer fireman for many years and gave his fellow firemen a thrill every time he drove the fire truck.

He was a true western gentleman, always available to his friends and neighbors with a smile and a helping hand. He was very proud of his children and dearly loved his granddaughter’s Eva and Atlee. He shared many lifelong friendships. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his son, Jim, and his many good friends.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine; son, Jim (Roxanne) and their daughter, Eva of Baytown, Texas; daughter, Susan (J.R.) Witt and their daughter, Atlee of Denver, Colo.; sister, LaVonne Meyers of Chicago, Ill.; sister-in-law, Nelda White of Kansas City, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother, Marvin.

, 81, died at his home March 29, 2006, on the family farm east of Sutherland with his wife of 55 years, Lorraine, and his family by his bedside.

He was born April 28, 1924, in Sutherland, and was the second son of Charles R. and Eva (Cox) White.

He graduated from Sutherland High School in 1942. Following graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy, served at Hickam Field in Hawaii as an aviation machinist, and received an honorable discharge in June of 1946. He returned home to Sutherland and worked at his father’s store, Charles R. White Hardware. Later they formed Charles R. White & Son and operated a farm and livestock business until 1975. During the late 1970s he worked for Austin Power and operated machinery during the construction of the Gerald Gentleman Power Station. After completion of the power station he worked for the Lincoln County Department of Roads until his retirement in 1991.

He married Lorraine D. Moser in LaSalle, Colo., on Oct. 15, 1950, and they had two children – James Kenton White and Susan Marie White. They raised them on the farm they loved and on which both continued to reside.

He was an outdoorsman who loved his family, dogs, ranching, hunting, Canadian fishing trips, and rodeos. He was a 65 year member of the Sutherland Presbyterian Church and served on various committees. He was also an active member of the Masonic Lodge, the Tehama Shrine, and a 60-year member of the American Legion. Always involved in his community, he served on the church board, Natural Resource District, Sutherland School Board, and hospital board. He was also a volunteer fireman for many years and gave his fellow firemen a thrill every time he drove the fire truck.

He was a true western gentleman, always available to his friends and neighbors with a smile and a helping hand. He was very proud of his children and dearly loved his granddaughter’s Eva and Atlee. He shared many lifelong friendships. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his son, Jim, and his many good friends.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine; son, Jim (Roxanne) and their daughter, Eva of Baytown, Texas; daughter, Susan (J.R.) Witt and their daughter, Atlee of Denver, Colo.; sister, LaVonne Meyers of Chicago, Ill.; sister-in-law, Nelda White of Kansas City, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother, Marvin.