David Burton White

Born: Thu., Jun. 29, 1950
Died: Thu., Aug. 30, 2012


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 22, 2012
Location: Camas Creek Bible Fellowship


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David Burton White was born in Pendleton June 29, 1950 and passed away at the age of 62 at his home in Ukiah on August 30, 2012. A memorial service will be held at the Camus Creek Church in Ukiah on Saturday, September 22 at 11:00 followed by lunch at the Ukiah Senior Center and a private family spreading of ashes.  You may sign the online condolence book at  www.burnsmortuary.com  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton handled arrangements.

David moved with his family to Pilot Rock in 1960 and was a member of the graduating class of 1968. He participated in football and basketball, but excelled in his favorite sport--baseball.  He attended BMCC, obtained his private pilot's license through instruction from his Dad, opened a hang glider shop, and later became a realtor eventually starting his own company. He always loved sports, was a coach and announcer for local teams, and participated in city-league basketball and softball. David loved living in the Blue Mountains, enjoyed fishing, and was able to spend a good day at Olive Lake with friends during his last week.

David is survived by his father C.G. “Bill” White of Pendleton and Nevada, daughter Janie, step-daughter Cristal, and ex-wife Sally of Tigard, sister Connie and brother-in-law Larry May of Milwaukie, niece Yvonne Lauterbach of Stanfield, nephew Mark Lauterbach of Alabama, and nine great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his Mother Janie in 1978 and sister Linda Lauterbach in 2006.

David never failed to keep his sense of humor and a positive outlook even through the last difficult decade of his life when faced with a false criminal conviction, a serious motor vehicle accident, and a six year battle with colon cancer.

David will be greatly missed by his daughters, other family members, and many friends. His strength, courage, outgoing personality, and sense of humor will never be forgotten. Memorial contribution suggestions include St. Anthony Hospice, American Cancer Association, or his daughters' college fund in care of his sister.

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   Posted Tue September 04, 2012
It was special to spend a couple of hours with Dave for John Standley and myself during PR days. We played Babe Ruth Baseball and HS Varsity Baseball together. Those were the good days and I will cherish them forever. To this day I can see him coming from his Dad's place, driving the old Powder Blue Model A with a dust cloud trailing behind. May he be with God and all of my Dustoff crewmembers and may they watch down upon all of us until the day we all join ranks once again.
Steve Vermillion
Sep 4, 2012
Puyallup, WA USA

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WE WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS OUR SINCERE SYMPATHY TO THE WHITE FAMILY WITH THE PASSING OF DAVE. WE FEEL FORTUNATE TO HAVE KNOWN HIM ALL THESE MANY YEARS AND ARE SO GLAD THAT WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT WITH HIM SEVERAL TIMES THIS LAST YEAR. "Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow" Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mike & Barb
MIKE & BARB MOREHEAD
Sep 1, 2012
Pilot Rock, OR United States

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DAVE WAS A GREAT GUY. HE WAS ALWAYS A FREE SPRIT AND GOOD FRIEND. AND ONE HELL OF A THRID BASEMEN. I REMEMBER DAVE FLYING OVER US WHEN WERE DUCK HUNTING AT THE POND OUTSIDE OF PILOT ROCK AND SCARING ALL THE DUCKS, HE THOUGH IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY. I HADN'T SEEN DAVE IN AROUND 40 YEARS, BUT REALLY APPRECIATED SEEING PICTURES OF HIM WITH JIM AND RON. SORRY I DIDN'T GET TO SEE HIM BEFORE HE PASSED. THINKING OF ALL DAVE'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS, ALL MY BEST TO ALL.
DUKE CHAPMAN
Aug 31, 2012
ROSEBURG OREGON, OR

Susie (Kerr) Anderson
   Posted Tue September 11, 2012
I will forever remember those great times at Bill & Janie''s big farm house with Connie & Dave and the fun with all the PR "kids"!! Dave always had a smile and a quick wit with a great sence of humor. He is finally at peace and in a better place (although it is hard to beat Ukiah!)
A special person always leaves a footprint in our hearts and no one can ever take those special memories from us.
Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to Connie, Bill, & family

Kathy Lindi
   Posted Mon September 17, 2012
I am so saddened to hear of Dave's passing. He was a great guy. I was lucky enough to spend time with him in our younger years living in a house full of crazies.... including Dave (smile). He had a great laugh, kind heart and warm spirit. I will never forget him nicknaming me "Betty Crocker" for doing a lot of the cooking even though, to this day, I hate to cook. That was Dave's great sense of humor. Dave.... fly with the angels because most assuredly you were an angel here on earth. RIP Buddy, Betty Crocker.

Linda Ayer Van Nattan
   Posted Fri September 21, 2012
I'm so glad and thankful to have spent time with Dave before he passed -that sense of humor was so sharp and calling of time passed. What a great guy he was- for sure he could always make me laugh and he did not miss a chance to do so. Fly high my friend, fly high. We'll see each other again. Linda Ayer Van Nattan

Glenna Lee Newquist O''Dell
   Posted Fri September 21, 2012
David and I were in the same class at Pilot Rock. David had a very pleasing
personality. I remember him praising me for playing softball in 5th grade. David
was a great baseball player! He used to regularly come to my parties. I am
sorry I am unable to come to his memorial service.
My Sincere Condolences,
Glenna Lee Newquist O'Dell
Canoga Park, CA

Carole Innes
   Posted Fri October 12, 2012
When I returned from an extended trip, I was sad to see David's obituary. I first met David in the early 1980's. I met him through Charlie Phillips. Charlie and I were together for 22 years before his passing in 2006. I always enjoyed David's sense of humor and liked him very much as a person. I have a hollowed out log (about 4 feet tall) on my patio that David gave to me. That was fun just to get loaded into my pickup! Each year I put flowers in the top and in the hole in the side--so he is in my thoughts every year. And-more than once, he gave me good real estate advice. I'm sorry he had delibating health issues. Please accept my sympathy. Carole

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