Walter Lewis White, age 99, passed away February 26, 2019 in St. George, Utah. He was born May 7, 1919 in Los Angeles, California to Della Caroline Bergin and Lewis Herbert White. He served in the US Army during World War II, and was part of the first Battalion of troops in the Pacific Theater of battle. He was stationed in New Guinea, Australia, and several smaller islands during the war.
After the war, Walter married Norma Lucille Carlson on February 8, 1947. They had two children together, Richard and Janine. Norma died in 1993. Walter then married Donna Degelbeck Hall on June 10, 1995, and gained two step-children, Brenda and Gary.
Walter enjoyed many sports. During his college career, he pitched baseball against Jackie Robinson, and also played tennis and golf. He brought his love of these sports into his later years, spending time with his children playing golf, tennis, and racquetball. Even though he was an accomplished player, he maintained his quiet demeanor while teaching or playing.
Walter was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed serving in the St. George Temple for 13 years with Donna, and had a good relationship with many of the leaders and members in the wards in Kanab. He also supported the local American Legion Post through donations and membership.
Survivors include his wife Donna White of Kanab; daughter Janine (Ralph) Wade of Hurricane; stepchildren Brenda (Gene) Atkins of Wyoming and Gary (Barbara) Hall of Kanab; 6 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, and 21 step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, all his siblings, his first wife Norma, and his son Richard.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Kaibab Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1435 S McAllister Dr, Kanab, UT) with a viewing starting at 10:00 AM. Interment will be in the Kanab City Cemetery under the direction of Mosdell Mortuary.
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