Gary Dee White, 72, of John Day, a former Baker City resident, died March 28, 2001.
His memorial service will be at 3 p.m. April 26 at the Driskill Memorial Chapel in John Day.
Mr. White was born Jan. 23, 1929, at Baker City to Ted and Emma Perkins White. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and received a Victory Medal and an honorable discharge.
He married LouAnn Griffith at Baker City in 1949. They moved to John Day in 1959 where Mr. White worked as a car and chain saw mechanic and served as a volunteer firefighter.
He enjoyed cooking, sign painting, hunting and fishing and always had a great story to tell.
Survivors include his son, Michael White of Boise; three daughters, Julie Moore of John Day, DeeAnn Waite and Cindy White of Bend; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 20, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor