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David White

Memorial services for David C. White of Grass Valley will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Penn Valley.

Burial will be in the Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Grass Valley.



Mr. White died Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Grass Valley. He was 81.




He was born on May 20, 1920, in Douthout, Okla., to Wilmer Pugh and Myrtle Garrison. He was a World War II veteran of the the Merchant Marine and the U.S. Army. He graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., and from Southern College of Optometry in Los Angeles. He married Margaret Lang on June 10, 1955, in College Place, Wash.

He was a doctor of optometry for McClellan Air Force Base for 17 years and had a private practice in Grass Valley from 1964 to 1968. He was a member of Seventh-day Adventist churches in Penn Valley and Grass Valley, Disabled American Veterans, Grass Valley Lions and the American Optometric Society. He enjoyed hiking, camping, traveling, reading and household projects.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret White, of Grass Valley; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Jan White of Grass Valley; daughter and son-in-law, Caryn White and Bob Swift of Grass Valley; and grandchildren Jacob and Jonathan White.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Myrtle White, in 1973; and brother, Otis Pugh, in 1979.

Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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