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Mervin "Whitey" White (Papermaker) - Class of 2000 VIEW PROFILE

MISSOULA — Mervin R. “Whitey” White, 78, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at the Missoula Health and Rehabilitation Center due to natural causes with his son Mike by his side.

He was born February 7, 1935, in North Dakota.  His family moved to Missoula when he was 8 years old.  There Whitey resided until his passing.  Mervin’s family spent several years living up Marshall Canyon, where Mervin and his sister Alice used to climb up the mountains and go fishing.  Mervin got in big trouble when he put a water snake down Alice’s back.  But that’s brothers for you.  They did have a lot of fun.

Mervin served his country in the Air Force, and shortly after his discharge began his career as a papermaker at the Frenchtown mill, where he retired.

He was an avid fisherman.  He enjoyed watching sports and was quite a handyman.  He especially enjoyed traveling in the RV with Mary Ann.

Mervin was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Irene, first wife Fay LePiane White, and brothers Gene and Clarence [Kiln Operator].

He is survived by his sister Alice (Gerald); brother David; sons Mike (Janine) and Gary; daughter Lori; second wife and longtime companion, Mary Ann; stepchildren Patrick (Gloria), Marci (Leroy) and Paul (Connie); and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at 10:30 AM, Monday, July 15, at the Montana State Veterans Cemetery.  A reception/open house will followed at his residence, 1921 S. Ninth St. W., Missoula, Montana.

Rest in Peace dear Friend.

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