George White |

George White

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hooper and Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City for George Francis White of Grass Valley.

Mr. White died Friday, March 5. He was 90.

He was born Aug. 3, 1913, in California. He married Dorothy A. Phelan in Reno, Nev., on Aug. 17, 1935. He received his high school diploma from the adult education program at Castlemont High School in Oakland in 1956.

He worked for the city of Oakland for 27 years as an automotive equipment supervisor and then was a member of the North San Juan Fire Protection District for 12 years as a member of the board of directors and firefighter.

His most favorite pastime was mowing boom brush, tinkering with cars, playing the nickel machines at Tahoe’s North Shore, hunting, and fishing with his brothers and wife.

Survivors include brother and sister-in law, Walt and Mary Ann White of Indio; daughter and son-in law, Judith and Wayne Harshbarger of North San Juan; grandson George Francis White III and his wife, Christyl, of Modesto; grandson Douglas Eugene White and his wife, Jill, of Hawaii; granddaughter, Leslie Arlene Houle and her husband, George Houle, of Manteca; grandson David Wayne Harshbarger of North San Juan; grandson John Francis Harshbarger and his wife, Norma, of Stockton; great-granddaughter Genenne Johnson and her husband, Josh, of Manteca; great-grandson George Houle Jr., of Manteca; great-granddaughter Genna Atalig and her husband, Joey, of Manteca; great-granddaughter Genell Houle, of Manteca; great-grandson Gregory Houle, of Manteca; great-grandson George Francis White IV of Modesto; great-grandson Benjamin White of Modesto; great-granddaughter Romina Harsh of Stockton; great-granddaughter Grecia Harsh of Stockton; great-grandson John-Romario Harsh, of Stockton; great-great-granddaughter Vanessa Johnson of Stockton; and great-great-grandson Josh Johnson Jr. of Stockton.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1993; his son, George F. White, in 1993; two brothers; and two sisters.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley 95945.

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