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Posted: Aug 28, 2009  10:31

Douglas Sherman White

December 10 - 1931 - August 11, 2009


Douglas Sherman White died August 11, 2009, in Boundary Community Extended Care Facility. Memorial Services will be held August 28 at 1pm in the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Doug was born in Oronogo, MO December 10, 1931, to Edmond and Rachel (Edwards) White. Doug's family moved to Boundary County in 1935, settling in the Moyie Springs area. He went to Buckhorn School and graduated from Bonners Ferry High School in 1950.

He married Violet Deselms on October 16, 1950, in Moyie Springs, ID. They had three children: Pamela (Douglas) Reoch, Moyie Springs, Sandra (Richard) Wilder, Bonners Ferry, and Loren (Doug) White, Moyie Springs. Doug and Violet were divorced in 1965.

He worked as carpenter until 1951 when he started working at the Moyie River Lumber Company in Moyie Springs, where he retired after 30 years in 1981.

He married Colleen Crawford on March 18, 1967, in Sandpoint, ID. They were married for 33 years when she preceded him in death in 2000.

Doug was an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing with his long time friend, Ole Lethrud. He was a long time union member and member of the Eagles. He loved going to Sater's Auction rarely missing a week in years. He spent hours building up an extensive collection of model railroads. He enjoyed working with wood, building his home and furnishings. He loved yard and garden work, Christmas lights and talking with his neighbors. Anyone who went past his house will remember his multitude of whirligigs and lawn ornaments.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Colleen, father, Ed, mother, Rachel Hughes, step-father, Lloyd Hughes, sister, Fern Carmack.

He is survived by brother, Hobert White, Colorado Springs, CO, sister, Maxine (Leonard) Kucera of Moyie Springs, daughters, Pam Reoch and Sandy White, son, Doug White, step-daughter, Nancy (Vern) Rosco, step-son Rick Crawford, grandchildren Barbara (Spencer) Hittle, Tanya (Matt) Morgan, Jeff Wilder, Denny Cushman, Aaron Wilder, Russel, Lynn, Gail, Gary and Tom Rosco and numerous great and great-great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.


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