In Memory

Doug White (Papermaker) - Class of 2010

Doug White (Papermaker)



 Doug White                    


Douglas M. “Doug” White, left his sickly body on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Doug was born on February 1, 1948, in St. Ignatius, to his parents Inez and Robert White. After spending his early years in White Sulphur Springs, the family moved to Pablo to live with their grandparents.

Seven days after high school graduation, Doug was drafted into the U.S. Army serving from 1967-1971, spending his time in Germany and Vietnam. After being discharged, he worked at the saw mill in Philipsburg, and then moved to East Missoula while working at Van Evans. After they closed, he began working at Stone Container and continued until his retirement due to health issues.

Doug loved to hunt and fish. He participated in many Mack Days fishing tournaments, winning and placing in many. He loved Flathead Lake and spent as much time as possible there. He was a very successful hunter, harvesting 50 elk in a row without a miss. Health issues prevented him from continuing.

Doug loved old cars and his prized possessions were his 1981 Mercedes Benz, 1936 Plymouth, and recently completed 1959 Chevy Biscayne. Doug was a member of the Hellgate Chapter Montana Pioneers and Classic Auto Club. He also enjoyed spending time at various car shows where he won several trophies, but also just loved visiting with car people.

Doug is survived by his beloved partner and longtime friend, Shirlee Champ and their dog, Belle of Missoula; stepdaughter, Heather (Rick) Bronwell of Minnesota; stepson, Mike (Lindsay) Champ of Missoula, and the loves of his life Ashleigh and Addison Bronwell of Minnesota, who always called him Grandpa Boom; step sister-in-law, Shellee of Alaska; sister Marsha of Idaho; his estranged daughter Karen of North Carolina, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and a great bunch of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Bobbie Jo and Linda; and brothers, Dale and Duane.

A memorial service was held at Garden City Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. A potluck reception followed in the funeral home's reception room.

A private burial will take place at a later date in Ronan.

Rest in Peace dear Friend.